(sometimes known as worming
) is the giving of an anthelmintic
drug (a wormer
, or drench
) to an animal to rid it of intestinal parasites, such as roundworm
. Purge dewormers for use in livestock
are often formulated as a liquid that is squirted into the back of the animal's mouth, as an injectable, or as a pour-on which can be applied to the animal's topline. In horses, purge dewormers are most commonly formulated in an oral paste or gel form, but a liquid drench form is often used by veterinarians. Daily or continuous wormers are also commonly used in horses. In dogs
, purge dewormers come in many forms including a granular form to be added to food, pill form, chew tablets, and liquid suspensions.
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