How to catch and deworm a horse
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  • How To Catch And Deworm A Horse
    By: Ann Brindley & Emma Jefferies
  • Catching a Horse
    Always approach the horse from where they can see you, never from directly behind or directly in front
    Make sure you have a properly fitting halter with you
  • Haltering the Horse
    1. Place lead rope over the neck of the horse
    2. Slip halter over the head
    3. Buckle halter
    4. Remove lead rope from neck
  • Haltering the Horse
    1. Place rope over neck
    2. Tie rope halter
    3. Always lead from the left side at the shoulder
  • To Deworm a HorseUsing a Weight Tape
    Holding one end of the tape throw the tape over the withers
    Reach under the horse behind the front legs and pull the tape snug around the horse’s heart girth
    Make sure the tape is not twisted and the horse is not holding his breath
  • Using a Weight Tape
    Read the two weights shown in the boxed areas on both sides of the tape
    The horses actual weight lies between the these two weights and can now be estimated accurately
  • Adjusting the Dosage
    Set the dial ring at the graduation nearest the weight of the horse
    Do not underdose
    2.3 mg/lb
  • Deworming a Horse
    If your horse is quiet and you have checked that their mouth is free from food, you can begin worming
    Worming can be done from the left or right, depending on which side you are more comfortable on
    Uncap syringe, insert nozzle of syringe through interdental space and deposit paste on the back of the tongue by depressing the plunger
  • Deworming a Uncooperative Horse
    1. One hand can be placed over the nose to offer more control
    2. Ask your horse to lower his head
    3. Once the horse has lowered his head begin worming
  • Tips for Worming
    Always worm in a safe environment, with good non-slip footing
    Never worm a horse without a properly secured halter on
    Uncross tie your horse before you begin worming
    Always make sure your horses mouth is free from grass and hay before you begin worming
  • Lifecycle of the Worm
  • Types of Wormer
    Safe-guard (fenbendazole) and Horse Health (ivermectin) are just two of many different brands of paste dewormer
    They also have daily feed through wormers
    Families of Wormer
    • Fenbendazole/Oxibendazole
    • Ivermectin
    • Pyrantel Pamoate
  • Deworming Program
    Families of wormer should be rotated
    Praziquantel or a double dose of Pyrantel should be used at least once a year (preferably twice, spring and fall) for tapeworm elimination
    Daily dewormer, 2 way rotation or 3 way rotation
    Most vets recommend deworming every six to eight weeks
  • Work Cited
    Safe-guard Directions, Intervet Inc, 2010
    Staff, The Horse. "The Horse | The Tapeworm Life Cycle." The Horse: Your Guide to Equine Health Care. Web. 16 Sept. 2010. <>.
    Wilson, Julie. "Equine Vaccinations and Deworming." University of Minnesota Extension. 2008. Web. 13 Sept. 2010.
  • The End