Equine internal parasites can silently kill. They can wreak internal havoc without you realizing that the parasitic infection has already spread. Parasites in horses commonly cause gastrointestinal disturbances and poor weight gain. The worst thing that could possibly happen with this type of infection is the development of colic, intestinal ruptures, and death. Developing a horse worming program is the key to successful management of the parasitic infestation.
You may ask if infestation is possible even if the horse appears fat and sleek, and has a shiny coat. It is possible; in fact, many horses that are heavily infested with internal parasites appear to be perfectly normal and healthy. Though the horse may put on a healthy façade, the damage done internally may already be irreparable.
There are more than 150 species of internal parasites that can affect the horse. The most common troublemakers include the large and small strongyles, tapeworms, roundworms, and bots. Establishing a proper deworming program is one of the most important steps in managing these parasites, which is to give horses the access to clean water and high-quality horse feed. Incorporating this practice along with giving broad-spectrum dewormers like AblerQuant, and following a proper worming rotation ensures control and elimination of most intestinal worms.
There are different dosage forms for dewormers with the commonly used one is the oral paste in a syringe which is the form AblerQuant. For a successful deworming program, the deworming agent should be given at the right dose and at the most appropriate time, making sure that the horse fully consumes each dose. Dosing should be based on the weight of the horse which is why you need to know how heavy or light your horse is before deworming. With AblerQuant, you can ensure that your horse consumes the right dose without so much difficulty as Abler Quant syringes are easy to use administer.
If you think giving deworming agents is enough, think again! Giving these formulations will be deemed useless if you cannot provide a clean environment for the horse. You can improve the efficacy of the dewormer by managing your horses properly. Dispose of the manure accordingly on a regular basis. Minimize the number of horses on each acre/hectare to prevent overgrazing and fecal contamination. Ideally, you need to use a hay feeder instead of feeding your horses on the ground. These are just some of the few things you can do to be able to control the growth of the parasites.