More than 510 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "What drives your deworming product selection decision?"

results of poll on deworming products

Results were as follows:

  • Strategic rotation of chemical classes: 38.01%
  • Fecal exam results: 27.49%
  • My veterinarian’s recommendation: 23.00%
  • What I’ve always used: 9.75%
  • My stable manager’s recommendation: 1.36%
  • What my neighbor/friend is using: 0.39%

Readers tell what drives their deworming decisions in the comments below.

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