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South Shore Veterinary Services

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2760 Highway 325
Wileville, Nova Scotia B4V5G2
Phone: 902-543-5602
Fax: 902-543-3802

Office Hours

DayOpenClosed
Monday8:00am8:00pm
Tuesday8:00am8:00pm
Wednesday8:00am8:00pm
Thursday8:00am8:00pm
Friday8:00am8:00pm
Saturday9:00am12:00nn
SundayClosedClosed
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Deworming Guidelines

Deworming your horse is an important part of horse ownership. It prevents your horse from becoming ill as well as preventing other horses from contracting those parasites. As our knowledge of equine intestinal parasites grows, the recommendations for deworming change as well.

Gone are the days of treating every horse with the same dewormer rotation at the same four month interval.  Now we are taking in to consideration the worm count that each individual horse carries. This involves performing  a fecal analysis. By looking at the actual number of worms in your horse’s manure, we can tell if they have a low worm count or a high worm count.  Since every horse may have a different worm count, this allows for a deworming protocol tailored to each individual horse. It will also reduce the risk of drug resistant parasites and reduce the amount of unnecessary deworming treatments.

Adult Chart
April June Sept Dec
Fecal Analysis Yes Yes (ideally) Yes Yes (ideally)
Dewormer recommended Fenbendazole/Pyrantel (if needed) Ivermectin with praziquantel Fenbendazole/Pyrantel (if needed) Moxidectin with praziquantel

Foal Chart

Age:

6-8 weeks

14-16 weeks

22-24 weeks

30-32 weeks

After 38 weeks

Fecal Analysis:

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

See adult chart

Dewormer recommended

Oxibendazole

Pyrantel

Oxibendazole

Pyrantel

See adult chart

* Deworming only required if fecal egg counts are high

PLEASE NOTE: These charts are only a guideline as many factors contribute to the level of parasites horses carry. Contact your veterinarian to develop a personalized deworming schedule for your horse.

Equally important as deworming, reducing your horse’s exposure to parasites is another important step. Manure should be removed from paddocks and pastures at least twice weekly.  If you spread manure as fertilizer, make sure it is well composted before doing so. If you are introducing a new horse, a fecal should be done to assess that horse’s parasite count before introducing it to the other horses.

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Testimonial

I wanted to thank you again for your help last Friday. There are many animals on my farm. I love them all but I was particularly fond of little Gabby. It was only a couple weeks ago we saw her rolling in the dirt and so delighted with herself and I remember how she loved to lay on Jeff's chair and bat the tail of our other cat as she walked by. I had hoped she could have experienced more of these joys in her life.
Your skill in diagnosing and presenting her case and your compassion in helping me understand what was best for Gabby was very much appreciated.

Jacquelyn A.
Wileville, Nova Scotia

Office Hours

DayOpenClosed
Monday8:00am8:00pm
Tuesday8:00am8:00pm
Wednesday8:00am8:00pm
Thursday8:00am8:00pm
Friday8:00am8:00pm
Saturday9:00am12:00nn
SundayClosedClosed
Day Open Closed
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
8:00am 8:00am 8:00am 8:00am 8:00am 9:00am Closed
8:00pm 8:00pm 8:00pm 8:00pm 8:00pm 12:00nn Closed

  • 2760 Highway 325 Wileville, Nova Scotia B4V5G2
  • 902-543-5602
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