YOU’RE STILL DOING WHAT?!
A 2015 survey performed by American Horse Publications revealed that 55.3 percent of horse owners still employ a rotational deworming program, meaning they use a different product to deworm their horses at intervals as frequently as every 6 to 8 weeks. If you’re a part of that 55 percent, it’s time to decrease frequency of deworming and adopt an evidence-based deworming program that uses fecal testing to help determine which medications are appropriate for treatment. Strategic deworming strategies are not only more effective for keeping your horse healthy, they’re also helping veterinarians and scientists reduce pressure on currently available deworming medications to combat rapidly developing resistance problems. Bottom line: If we don’t preserve the effectiveness of our deworming medications, we can’t continue to protect our horses.