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How to catch and deworm a horse


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How to catch and deworm a horse

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