Parasite Prevention

"The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that between 1 and 3 million people are zoonotically infected with toxocara migrans each year." Parasite control is strategically important for the health of pets and people.

spacer-green.gif Canine Parasite Control

Our clinic follows guidelines introduced by the Companion Animal Parasite Council.

Internal Parasites

  • If your dog will travel outside of Central Oregon
    1. Iverhart Max administered every month
    2. Perform fecal yearly
    3. Heartworm testing yearly
  • If your dog will stay within Central Oregon
    1. Iverhart Max administered every other month
    2. Perform fecal yearly

External Parasites

  • Use Activyl (flea and tick prevention) to help prevent fleas and ticks locally and outside the area.

spacer-green.gifFeline Parasite Control

Our clinic follows guidelines introduced by the Companion Animal Parasite Council.

Indoor Cats

  • Deworm annually with Profendor
  • Perform fecal yearly

Outdoor Cats

  • Deworm yearly with Profendor then Strongid sent home in individual syringes to be administered orally every 3 months for 3 treatments.
  • Perform fecal yearly

spacer-green.gif Equine Parasite Control

If you are deworming your horses only twice per year, you may be leaving them vulnerable to the dangerous parasites that infect and breed in even the best care-for horses.
How often do you deworm your horses? Equine parasites are always in season, and produce anywhere from 5,000 to 100,000 eggs every day of the year. It can take as long as six months from infection until external signs appear, at which point internal damage may be irreversible. Establishing a regular parasite control program is as important to your horses' health as supplying them with clean, plentiful water and high quality feed.

When developing a deworming program, you need to decide between two basic strategies: read more...

spacer-green.gif Bovine Parasite Control

We provide general herd health guidelines.   Please speak to your veterinarian regarding specific recommendations for your cattle.

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