Herbal Dewormers for Horses + Giveaway from Effective Pet Wellness

I’m going to be very honest here–until very recently, I’d never used an herbal dewormer before.  I’ve always been a rule follower–and for years, I followed the old vet-prescribed deworming program for horses: a 3-4 month rotational chemical deworming program.

But in the last year or so, I’ve learned quite a bit that contradicts this regimen.  Even vets are now saying that a rotational deworming program with chemical dewormers is not only unnecessary most of the time, but often detrimental in the long run.  Due to overuse, the worms are becoming resistant to many of the chemical dewormers.  And I’m convinced that continually deworming horses with chemicals is just plain unhealthy for them.   Vets now recommend using a fecal egg counts and treating each horse as an individual instead of using a blanket program.

Thanks to all my research about natural horse health, I’ve been learning more about herbal dewormers and I’m hearing lots of great things about them.  Holistic vets like Dr. Madalyn Ward and Dr. Dan Moore recommend using them and Joe Camp, author of The Soul of a Horse (and other books), is also a big proponent of herbal dewormers.  I’ve decided to start using them with my horses, but I will also be using fecal egg counts to determine when I need to deworm and if the dewormer used was effective.

The following is a guest post, written by Narayan Khalsa, AANHCP Barefoot Practitioner and co-founder of Effective Pet Wellness.  Narayan gives his opinion of chemical and herbal dewormers, as well as some specific information about the deworming products made by Effective Pet Wellness.  Plus, there is a giveaway of an herbal dewormer–see details at the end of the post!

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Herbal Dewormers for Horses

by Narayan Khalsa

Most horse owners are forced to deal with the seemingly inevitable evil of chemical dewormers. A lot of us have heard of, or even tried, herbal dewormers. While some of these natural dewormers can display limited efficacy, many feel that they are just not effective enough across the board to properly treat all types parasitic infections, especially the more difficult kinds such as strongyles. In this post, it is my intention to show you that indeed, there is an alternative to chemical dewormers that is even more effective than any conventional chemical method.

Chemical dewormers are commonly derived from synthetic aromatic hydrocarbon poisons, while some are synthesized from other pharmaceuticals such as acetaminophen, and many are poisons that are produced by bacteria in the Streptomyces family. There have been legitimate clinical studies that have shown that these chemicals can end up in the brain tissues, as well as other body tissues. These same studies have also shown that they have laundry lists of side effects, ranging from twitches and eye problems, to death. Yes, chemical dewormers have killed horses.

It pains many horse owners’ hearts to have to force feed these pastes to the animals they love. Historically, chemical pastes do show some efficacy when their effects are examined through stool tests. But wouldn’t your rather get the same, or better, results with a totally natural and herbal dewormer?

The line of dewormers from Effective Pet Wellness does just that. Formulated for horses as well as cats and dogs, these herbal dewormers cut right to the chase. Their efficacy is demonstrated when checked through stool samples.  Antigen tests also come up totally clean after using these products.

Effective Pet Wellness doesn’t shy away from verification through any western, scientific laboratory-type test. In fact, they encourage you to call the vet out to perform a lab-type test after using their products. All they ask in this case is that you use the right dosage for your animal, for the proper duration.

Often times in difficult cases, a higher dosage is needed, for a few extra days. That is why the team at EPW prefers to work closely with their difficult cases, giving them closely monitored feedback and excellent customer service to ensure that there is complete clearing of these difficult types of infections.

Part of the great benefits of the EPW line of dewormers is that they clear much more than just parasites. Bacteria, spirochetes, viruses, yeasts, molds, mildew– all have been cleared using these formulations. And when combined with EPW’s breakthrough product Clearacell, it has shown great success in clearing both EPM and Lyme Disease.

Additionally, these products have been designed to leave the intestinal culture completely intact. They are powerful; yet they do not harm the delicate balance of the probiotic culture. And they do all of this with no negative side effects!

Some of the benefits of Effective Pet Wellness dewormers:

  • Not just for the GI tract and intestinal worms, but also for protozoa, bacteria, viruses, fungi, slime molds, yeasts, bots, and mildews;
  • Do not damage the intestinal probiotic culture;
  • Made using only 100% organic and wild-crafted herbs;
  • No side effects; and
  • Backed by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.

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Giveaway: Herbal Dewormer by Effective Pet Wellness

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The giveaway is for one jar of Equine De-Wormer from Effective Pet Wellness–a $64.95 value!  Again, this dewormer is not just for worms, but used to clear protozoa, bacteria, viruses, fungi, slime molds, yeasts, bots, and mildews.  (I’m using it for a tough case of white line disease as we speak!)

Effective Pet Wellness has a whole line of organic, herbal products for horses and small animals–be sure to check out their website.

To be eligible to win the giveaway, simply leave a comment under this post telling why you’d like to try an herbal dewormer such as this one.  A random winner will be chosen from the comments on Friday, January 17th.  (Contest is open to everyone–U.S. and international readers.)

Good Luck!

42 thoughts on “Herbal Dewormers for Horses + Giveaway from Effective Pet Wellness

  1. I have a mare that had laminitis boughts and with any change will have an episode, creating rings in her hooves and all kinds of problems. She also has white line in two hooves, which I have had a very hard time getting rid of. I think this product would help her significantly. My barefoot ferrier has said since she started trimming my mare, she is the horse that keeps her up at night :/
    She’s such a good and sweet horse.

    Thanks

  2. I would love to use a herbal wormer on my 22 year old appy mare. She has Cushings and I am so afraid of using chemicals on her that I haven’t wormed her this past fall/winter yet. She is starting to show her age so I want to do the best for her. Currently she is on chaste berry for the Cushings and it seems to be helping but not as much as it did my 27 year old mule who I had to put to sleep 3 years ago. She is also on a supplement for arthritis which really helps and the vet is surprised she is not lame from ring-bone which she has had for years. I plan to start riding again this year as due to health problems I haven’t been riding much in the past 5 years and she is the one I want to ride. So her health is very important to me as she is my baby and I’ve had her most of her life. This natural wormer sounds like a product that would be very beneficial for her health.

  3. I have used herbal de-wormers before, but not one like this. A product that not only gets rid of the parasites but also eliminates their environment… awesome!! I would like to give it a go!

  4. I already do 2x year fecals, and most recently all the horses had low to moderate levels of parasites. I really don’t want to give them the chemical wormer the vet suggested, and this looks like a good alternative.

  5. Hi horse lovers! I would like to try the natural herbal dewormer for a couple of reasons: 1- my mare is a real “bear-cat” when it comes time for deworming! 2- I’m always cautious about giving my pets anything that is a chemical that I can’t pronounce. 3- I’m very into Natural Horsemanship, barefoot trimming and keeping my horses as close to their natural life-style as possible. 4- I don’t just worm my horses willy-nilly, I do fecal counts before I worm at any time.
    Happy trails! Vicki

  6. I simply love my animals too much to put chemicals in their bodies. We humans have already caused enough upheaval in their natural lives. It’s time we respect them enough to do what’s truly best for them. We can’t always control the ingredients in their food, but we can certainly control how we treat their health issues. I would really appreciate a non-chemical, but effective dewormer for my beloved four-legged friends!

  7. Yay! Need this! I am a dressage trainer/ barefoot trimmer * have a very natural program. I have used other herbal wormers, & have also gone without any wormers. My horses range from a healthy 40 year old to young green friesian. Clients are very willing to come along with a nstural program when they see the horses are sound, healthy, & happy. Will order this to try:-)

  8. Six of my horses are age 17 – 30 plus I volunteer with humane society horses that need worming and can’t be chemically wormed because of behavior or meducal concerns. This product sounds perfect for both groups!

  9. I have used chemical dewormers in the long past and herbal dewormers in a more recent time.
    But after moving to Italy it is more difficult for me to find a good herbal dewormer here… so I would love to try yours on my 4 horses in combination with a fecal egg count which I am going to learn soon (I already bought the necessary things to do so).
    I am very curious about the result this would give!

  10. I have seen so many issue’s in the horse’s hoof with people who give their horses chemical wormers. I have used other herbal wormers over the years with my horse, but this one sounds amazing and looking forward to trying! Thank you for creating such a product and caring so much for the animal kingdom!

  11. I have a multitude of senior horses, the youngest 22 and the oldest 33. I have gone chemical free for most all of their needs including pain management. I do fecal tests and they are below the need for chemical wormers, but I am concerned about bots as they do not show up on the slides. I see this product controls bots and other digestive system issues and that is if great interest to me and the only part of their care I have not been able to address. A couple have metabolic issues, IR and DSLD. At their ages, I don’t what anything that could be detrimental to their health to be administered. I would love to try this product and will give feed back.

  12. I own 4 horses, ages 5-25, 2 mares & 2 geldings. I’m trying to provide more natural care for them: barefoot, slow-feed hay nets, living outdoors in one herd. I have just gotten a cheap microscope to learn to do my own fecal counts. A natural dewormer fits in this progression toward more natural horse care.

  13. I would be interested in anything new and natural to promote the health of all of my animals, and I feel if anyone is not interested they haven’t the welfare of these marvelous creatures at heart.

  14. I have been practicing natural horse keeping for almost 30 years and I am always looking for better methods. I would love to find a truly natural dewormer that actually works!

  15. I would love to try this on our 16 year old QH. I prefer to use natural products where possible. This sounds like a great alternative to the dewormers we have been using.

  16. I am all for a natural approach for my animals, especially my horses. As an equine professional if something works I am the first to share product information with my client.

  17. I have a 30 year old paint with Cushings, and a yearling filly. We recently added a rescue mare that was starved and she brought parasites with her. A recent fecal showed high levels of strongyles and I’m really hesitant to use chemical dewormers, especially with the two already in fragile health. I would love to try the natural dewormer on them. I already try to keep things as natural and chemical free as possible around our little farm.

  18. I have a cribbing gelding who also looks poor. After I read a German book about cribbing I have gained some new insight about discomfort in the intestinal tract and would like to try this product to go with my organic hay, organic grass and toxin free coconut feed. Hopefully this would be something that makes him comfortable, so he doesn’t feel the need to crib.

  19. I have an older herd of horses that have a variety of issues and I’d like to try something a little different…wish I’d seen this before the mare we had diagnosed with EPM was put down.

  20. I have a Morgan/Walker mare, 17 yrs. Was diagnosed with EPM last August 2013.
    She has gone thru the meds for it. Nov. 2013 still showed some slight signs. Meds
    only kill most of the protozoa. Have been building her immune system to make sure she has every thing she needs to help her body with removing the rest of the protozoa.
    I’ve heard that most times you have to put the horse thru the meds again. This would help so many owners with heartache of EPM and cost of meds $800 -$900 per month.
    I also have a 22 yr Morgan, gelding that has EPSM, Thyroid and Cushings. He is on chaste berry for over a yr, which is helping. Natural ingredients are much safer, with out the side effects.

  21. I would love to try an all natural de-wormer on my two senior (both over 20) rescued QHs. I usually use a “poison” on them 2x a year, and I absolutely hate doing that because of their age.

  22. I am constantly try to find healthier options for my family and more natural ways to make us thrive. I want to take as many artificial and chemical things out of our systems. My horses are a part of my family and deserve the same treatment.

  23. We have currently 12 horses at the rescue. Would much rather give the horses a natural wormer rather than poison. We currently are giving them DE daily to slow possible worm infestations. Something like this product which helps in so many other areas other than just parasites would be of great help in rehabing our rescues. Thanks for concidering helping.

  24. I would love to try this on my mini mare that suffers from sweet itch all summer, rubbing her mane and tail raw. It may also be neck threadworms, so it looks like this product should be able to address that! The mini gelding that has Cushings and IR could also benefit from this product. I maintain them as close to naturally as I can so I would love to try this product.

  25. I would love to try this with my FEI mare. I compete barefoot and in a treeless saddle. Many years ago I quit vaccinating and went to nosodes. I love the natural approach and would love to find a natural wormer that really works.

  26. I would love to try this on my horse. He has very sensitive skin . We are constantly dealing with scratches and thrush and I’ve yet to find a potion that really works. He is on a healthy low sugar diet, but perhaps using a natural dewormer would improve his overall health making him less susceptible to parasites. I would like to see if he’d benefit from a natural alternative to harsh chemical wormers that have been proverb wreck the good bacteria in horses GI tract.

  27. I go “against the grain” with most of my horse stuff. I ride in a treeless saddle, have a bitless bridle, have a fantastic barefoot trimmer, my horses aren’t blanketed and are out 24/7,…the list goes on. I would love to find a good natural dewormer! But need one I can trust to do the job without harming my horses. I want a natural dewormer that I can give them without having to worry about what it’s doing to their insides and it seems like the Effective Pet Wellness Equine De-Wormer might just be the one!

  28. This product sounds to good to be true. I too practice natural methods, remedies, and nutrition. I have a mare that has had bouts of Laminitis, reactions to most meds, especially vaccinations, and a whole body itch that I have now worked with my Vet on for several years. We just can’t seem to find the source to help her, she itches constantly all year long. I would love to find something to help her. Plus the benefit my dogs, I always worry when I use Ivermectin that they will get some of it. (My dogs can’t have it.) This product sounds great, can’t wait to try it. Thanks

  29. every time I worm my horses I worry that I’m using a poison! this product sounds wonderful,… I try to use as many natural product as I can!! can’t waite to try this

  30. My husband and I moved to our 6 acres last year and committed to doing everything possible to be organic. Recently I read that chemicals from horse wormers were showing up in gardens that used horse manure with these type wormers. So I was happy to see this herbal wormer and plan on using it this Spring. I hope to then feel good about spreading my two Quarter horse mares manure around on my garden. Thanks, and God bless, Judy

  31. I have 9 rescue horses including 5 horses from PMU ranches in Alberta, Canada and North Dakota. I would love to be able to use something less toxic than the dewormers on the market currently.

  32. I have started using more natural therapies and remedies on my horses and would love to do away with chemical dewormers

  33. I have worked in a health food store for several years and once discovered what was in chemical mosquito repellent. Created my own concoction of essential oils for repelling bugs. I would love to see more things like natural dewormer be available, as my horse is probably 2 months overdue for dewormer according to the barn owner where I board.
    I feel terrible about forcing chemicals down her throat as I would never take them willingly either.

    1. Hi Cassie

      We would like to extend a special offer for everyone who posted in this feed

      30% off on our site

      If you could let them know somehow we would be very happy.
      We understand the need for this remedy to be as available as possible, and hope this can be a doorway for everyone interested to experience it
      Thank you

  34. They’ve bumped their price up to 86 dollars a bottle which will dose ONE horse. Come on!! The pharmaceutical vampires are bad enough, but a 500% price increase to use a “natural” product.?!?!?!? Appalling. It would cost nearly a thousand dollars for me to treat my horses once. INSANITY.

    1. I have to agree!! For the people like us that want the best for our horses but can’t because of the people out there that want to charge outlandish prices for their products. Give us a break!!!!

      1. Hello

        It is challenging to convey the process we go through in sourcing and producing our product which is guaranteed effective against every known equine infection. We do our best to transfer the best savings we can while ensuring we can still be a company that can provide this revolutionary product

        We are happy to honor the old price for you, and for as long as you wish, as a gift and to respect the sudden change and your feelings.

        Our product will clear bots, skin fungus, andy worm, and even EPM and Lyme, confirmed through conventional testing. We hope that the quality and efficacy of our product will be remembered when one chooses what route to go when deciding how to fight equine infection.

        Being in the natural health culture for years and knowing many manufacturers of natural products, I know for a fact that good products cost money. But the pay off is in the long run- fewer vet bills and a healthier horse. I also do know the deception many have used in pushing product. So I understand your sentiment. This is why we guarantee its efficacy, something we know no one else can do

        There is also significant savings for bulk order, and we have whole sale pricing for those who want to supply the product locally and get a discount on their personal product

        If you are interested in any of this, or even just a personal discount code, please email us directly and remind me who you are

        All the best
        Narayan
        Co founder EPW

  35. Hello Casie — In another post about Effective Pet Wellness’s dewormer, you said you were going to trial it for your horses — this was around a month ago – the end of January (I coudn’t find the post anymore – was it deleted?). In any case, we’d love to know your trail results! We currently have been doing our own fecals on our six horses and trying out different natural dewormers — we aren’t having much luck yet but would love some good news! Thanks – Katrina

    1. Hi Katrina–I did delete the post about a special offer for their products since the offer was only valid for January. Maybe that was the one you were looking for? I used the Horse Clear product to see if it had any effect on clearing up a case of persistent white line disease. (I did not have fecals done before or after using the product, so I can’t report the effect it may have had on worms.) As far as the WLD goes, I have seen a slight improvement in his hooves. I’ve also put him in hoof boots for the last several months (almost full time) so that may be helping as well. So hard to say if the product was effective yet or not. I’ll report back again though!

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