Experts Advise Against Using Wormers To Stop Head Shaking

Recently there has been a trend of horse owners using wormers designed to control parasites in horses to stop head shaking. Horse owners and riders have been posting recently on social media forums about using increased doses of some parasite control medications in order to stop the condition.

Experts warn that wormers should not be used for purposes other than controlling parasite infestations or for preventative reasons, and that giving such medication without a veterinarian’s guidance or at larger doses than recommended can have adverse effects.

Dr. Wendy Talbot, a veterinarian who works for animal health company Zoetis, says that in addition to there being no scientific proof that giving wormers at increased dosages can lessen head shaking, it can pose risks to a horse’s health.

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