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Broodmare and Foal Deworming


40 DAYS BEFORE YOUR MARE FOALS

Deworm the mare with ivermectin or moxidectin.

1 WEEK BEFORE EXPECTED FOALING

Deworm the mare with ivermectin or moxidectin.

60 DAYS POST FOALING

Deworm the foal with ivermectin, pyrantel pamoate or a benzimidazole dewormer. Deworm the mare with ivermectin or moxidectin.

120 DAYS POST FOALING

Start to deworm every 2 months.



OTHER PREVENTATIVE MEASURES

- Deworm the whole herd at the same time if you plan on turning out your mare and foal with other horses.

- It is safer to give more wormer than needed than to give too little.

- You want to be sure all parasites are killed. However, never give more than 20% over the horse's weight requirement!

- Once per week, pick up manure from your mare and foal's paddock. This will minimize your foal's exposure to parasites.

- When administering dewormer, hold the horse's head up by placing your hand under his chin so that he swallows all the dewormer.

- To help deworming time easier and more pleasant for your horse, view our article: Make Deworming Easier.

NOTE: New dewormers are created frequently. Please check with your veterinarian for the most updated deworming information and health care schedules. This chart is supplied only as an example of a Broodmare & Foal's Deworming Schedule. Your horse's deworming schedule should be tailored specifically to your horse's needs by your veterinarian.



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