Riverside Veterinary Hospital PC

512 Second Avenue S
Elizabeth, PA 15037



Deworming recommendations

child with horseThere are two methods used for deworming horses. The first method is to administer paste dewormers  every 6-8 weeks. The second method is to keep the horse on a daily dewormer and paste deworm twice a year.

1. Paste Deworming Protocol:

This schedule is recommended for the Northeastern United States for horses not on a continuous deworming program.( i.e. daily Strongid C 2X):

  • January-Ivermectin/praziquantel combination (Equimax)
  • March-Oxibendazole (Anthelcide)
  • May-Moxidectin (Quest) ( Use in horses only. We do not recommend using in miniature horses or ponies.)
  • May-Ivermectin (Equell) for miniature horses and ponies
  • July-Double dose Pyrantel Pamoate (Strongid)
  • September-Ivermectin/Praziquantel combination (Equimax)
  • November-Double dose Fenbendazole (Panacur) This can be repeated for 4 more days if horse is showing signs of small strongyle infestation (poor coat, chronic colic, diarrhea, unthrifty)

**Remember to read the active ingredient. For example fenbendazole is the active ingredient in Panacur and Safeguard.


2. Daily Deworming Protocol

Deworm December and June with Ivermectin/praziquantel combination(Equimax) and keep horse on a daily dewormer, pyrantel pamoate (Strongid 2 x). If you choose this protocol, we recommend enrolling in the Preventicare Program offered by Pfizer. 

Note* Before starting the continuous deworming program, deworm with Equimax, Quest or a Panacur Power Pac.