Last time I posted I wrote about the importance of the Coggins test. Today I want to write about the importance of deworming. Yesterday the farrier came to trim Squeaky’s hooves and mine (he comes every 8 weeks), so it was time again for us to get our dose of dewormer. Our mistress has us on the rotational dewormer program similar to the one used in a study by Texas Tech, which seems to be working quite well for us. Starting with fenbendazole in January, then moxidectin in March, pyrantel in May, and ivermectin in July. September starts the rotation again. Neither of us likes being “pasted”, but we understand that it helps to keep us healthy and rid of those nasty parasites which, if allowed to get out of control, can cause not only bad colics, but death.