Definition of deworm in English:


transitive verb

[with object]
  • Treat (an animal) to free it of worms.

    ‘you must be prepared to deworm your dog regularly’
    • ‘In addition, the cattle were dewormed with moxidectin (Cydectin; Ft. Dodge Animal Health).’
    • ‘You can prevent your child from becoming reinfected by deworming your pets and by keeping your child away from areas where pets defecate.’
    • ‘All animals were dewormed with an oral treatment of albendazole and were divided into three groups of 6 animals each.’
    • ‘Access to good quality water is critical, and deworming programs are essential.’
    • ‘At this time, controls were dewormed with oxibendazole (Anthelcide EQ; Pfizer Animal Health, Exton, PA) at 10 mg/kg of BW.’
    • ‘Young pigs should be dewormed one to two weeks postweaning and again three to six weeks later to remove the adult parasites that were eggs at the first deworming.’
    • ‘Donkeys and mules need to be dewormed regularly, so check with your veterinarian to set up a schedule.’
    • ‘Whether you deworm yourself, or have your veterinarian do it for you, always keep a record of the horse, the deworming agent used, and the date.’
    • ‘Government should provide funds and maintain regular supply of quality Iron Folic tablets and deworming tablets.’
    • ‘And while the kittens have been vaccinated, spayed or neutered, dewormed, microchipped and tattooed and are ready for their new homes, none are forthcoming.’
    • ‘The horses were vaccinated and dewormed as routine for Central Texas and received routine hoof care.’
    • ‘Pastoralists bring their huge herds of cows and sheep and goats for deworming by military veterinarians.’
    • ‘Also, prior to deworming again I would suggest a fecal exam to check to see what type of parasites the filly has and the amount.’
    • ‘Both daily dewormers and regularly scheduled deworming have been proven to prevent colic caused by an unusually large worm burden.’
    • ‘All heifers received routine health management, which included deworming and vaccination for clostridial and respiratory diseases, pasturella, leptospirosis, and vibriosis.’
    • ‘In addition, results from a less intensively managed group of mares not receiving routine deworming would be useful.’
    • ‘To achieve this, WHO has developed a broad partnership that promotes the incorporation of deworming into existing institutions and programmes, for both the education and health sectors.’
    • ‘The children's queue had three stations, starting with a standard dose of deworming medication that staffers popped into each willing mouth.’
    • ‘Children who live in underdeveloped areas of the world may be prescribed a preventive deworming medication.’



/dēˈwərm/ /diˈwərm/