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Vaccinate Against Disease

 

Month Dewormer(s) Vaccines



February Ivermectin

3 Begin late winter or early spring:

EW encephalitis - 1-2X/yr
Tetanus - 1X/yr
Rabies - 1X/yr
Flu/Rhino - 2-4X/yr
West Nile Virus - 1-2X/yr

April 1 Ivermectin & Strongid
(3 tubes)
June One regular dose of any dewormer or a larvacidal treatment - see Dec
August Ivermectin
October 1 Ivermectin Strongid
(3 tubes)
6 months after previous vax - Flu/Rhino
December 2 Larvacidal deworming - Panacur 10mg/kg (2 tubes) daily for 5 consecutive days or Quest once

  1. These medications should not be given on the same day but should be given in the same month at least one week apart. The Strongid is designed to kill tapeworms; 3 tubes represents 2-3X the regular dose and is recommended 1-2X per year.

  2. Larvacidal deworming is designed to kill all stages of equine parasites. A 2x dose of Panacur over 5 days will do this. A regular dose of Quest will kill almost all stages. Two larvacidal treatments per year is recommended on farms with lots of horses (> 20 in one area). Otherwise, one larvacidal treatment per year is sufficient. Quest should not be used in thin or debilitated animals, nor in foals less than 6 months of age.

  3. Eastern and Western Encephalitis - Vaccination for encephalitis provides antibody for about 6 months; it should be timed so that there are good antibody levels during mosquito season. In years with long summers or if an outbreak of encephalitis occurs, a booster for EEE and WEE is also needed in the fall. We recommend using the intranasal influenza vaccine twice yearly. If traveling frequently or exposure to many new horses is expected at home, vaccination for the rhinopneumonitis virus (both strains 1&4) is recommended 4 times/yr.

If you wish to use the daily wormer (Strongid-C®) rather than an intermittent teatment schedule as shown above, the horse must first be treated with a dewormer that kills encysted and migrating larvae (Panacur or Quest as above). A boticide (ivermectin or moxidectin) must also be used conjunctively 2X/yr, in the spring and fall.

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