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Ask the Nutritionist: Dr. Getty's Forum for Equine Nutrition

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Here you will find more than 6 years of questions and my answers. It is searchable and offers a great deal of information. 

Currently, I am discontinuing new questions. This may change in the future, but in the meantime, please know that It has been a true pleasure serving you. 

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 Dr. Getty 


Ask the Nutritionist: Dr. Getty's Forum for Equine Nutrition
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Recent Consultation

Hi Dr. Getty,

I wanted to let you know how beneficial your consultation was for me on Monday. I am excited about everything we discussed but I did forget to ask about which de-worming medication would be suitable for my horse. I have Zimecterin Gold ....that covers tapeworms and lung worms?

Thanks again,


Where are you from? New Kent Va

How did you locate this forum? surfing

Re: Recent Consultation

Hi Joy,

Thank you. I’m delighted that our visit was helpful.

About the worming – If you feed a daily wormer (pyrantel tartrate) such as Strongid C or Continuex, you’ll want to administer Zimecterin Gold during the spring (to cover tapeworms, strongyles, pinworms, ascarids, bots, etc. This is an ivermectin/praziquantel preparation (the praziquantel is the drug for tapeworms). Then, in the fall, you can administer plain ivermectin or moxidectin.

If you want to paste worm every two or three months, then rotate different drugs.

Let me know if you have any other questions.

All the best,

Dr. Getty