Controlling parasites in your horse:Rid your horse of unwanted guests

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No one likes uninvited guests, especially when they take up residence in your body without your permission. Your horse is likely pretty unimpressed when parasites set up shop in their digestive system. Their health could suffer because of them. Which is why most horse owners are pretty fanatical about controlling parasites in your horse and making sure their horse’s potential unwanted house guests are kicked out regularly. No one wants your horse to have their nutrients, energy and possible blood stolen from them. These bugs, if left to their own devices, can lead to diarrhea, rapid weight loss, colic, and other dangerous and potentially deadly conditions. Best to prevent, but when they sneak in, better get rid of them as soon as possible in the easiest and most comfortable way for you and your horse.

Tapeworm a common parasite in horses

Tapeworm a common parasite in horses

So, when prevention, such as making sure your horse always has clean food and water, doesn’t do enough, it’s time for a proper worming program. How effective worming of your horse will be is influenced by several things such as age, what kind of parasites have set up shop, what part of their lifecycle the parasites are in and the efficiency of the medication. It doesn’t help that some parasites can be more resistant to some horse dewormers than others while some parasites can be more susceptible to certain specific formulas.

There are several types of worming agents available for controlling parasites in your horse , and each targets a different kind of worm. When it comes to time to choose your horse dewormer, you need to know what type of parasite you’re dealing with. Once you have the identification of the bugs, you’ll know which type of deworming medication you should be using. When deworming has to be done, you need to give the most attention to roundworms, strongyles, tapeworms, and pinworms. They sound as delightful as they are.

While certain products only work for certain bugs, there are some that are made to work on both resistant and susceptible parasites in your horse.  Ablerquant combines Praziquantel and Ivermectin, which can efficiently target those groups of parasites including the tapeworms and bots infestations in only one dose.

The most important thing is to always involve your veterinarian for diagnoses, treatment and help in controlling the parasites using Ivermectin and Praziquantel.  Ablerquant makes it easier for you because of the syringe applicator. Once you know your horse’s weight, you just set the dose accordingly and give the dose.

And hopefully, all unwanted guests are soon gone!

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