Housatonic Veterinary Care

PO Box 208 / 23 Kent Road South
Cornwall Bridge, CT 06754

(860)672-4948

www.housatonicvet.com

Deworming Recommendations

Here at Housatonic Veterinary Care we believe in individual treatment when it comes to deworming your horse, pony, donkey, or mule. Based on your horse's environment, level of work, and immune system we come up with a deworming plan that is most effective for your horse while being conscious of over use and preventing resistance.

Our deworming method involves collecting a fecal sample from your horse twice a year, once in the fall before the first frost (October - November) and once in the spring after mud season (April-May). These times of the year are when worm burdens are highest in the environment. We will run tests on the feces in our in-house lab and based on the results determine whether or not your horse needs to be treated, and if so, with what medication.

This method of deworming allows us to keep tract of the worm burden in your specific location and only medicate horses that need to be medicated. This is our way of better controlling parasites and preventing resistance in our area.

If you have any questions regarding our deworming protocols or would like to develop a plan for your horse, give us a call at (860) 672 4948.