Definition of dewormer in US English:



  • See deworm

    ‘she recommends an oral dewormer be given six weeks after turnout on to grass’
    • ‘The most common time to administer dewormers for reproducing animals is prior to breeding and before farrowing.’
    • ‘In other words, one product is used over the course of a year followed by use of a different classification (mebendazole, organosphosphate, avermectine, etc.) of dewormers the next year.’
    • ‘While such deficiencies may not exist here, a growing resistance of parasites to chemical dewormers has piqued interest in alternatives to conventional treatments for nematode infections.’
    • ‘So I for one am ever grateful to those large multinational chemical companies that make dewormers and antibiotics.’
    • ‘Both daily dewormers and regularly scheduled deworming have been proven to prevent colic caused by an unusually large worm burden.’