Originally Posted by Cowgirls Boots
I won't do quest because I have a mini and if you overdose just the slightest but with a mini it will kill them. I buy panacur a powerpac. Alot cheaper then quest, atleast in my area. Quest was almost $100 for a powerpac and panacur was only $62.
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Actually, I didn't know quest made a powerpac, interesting. I always get the panacur powerpac. The quest, for my purposes (just want to ensure encysted strongyles are eliminated), is a lot cheaper - just 10 - 12 bucks, per single dose of quest or the plus.
Originally Posted by SlideStop
We use quest in our worming rotation. Never had a problem to my knowledge. Just like people ever horse is going to react differently to various medications. Nothing is 100% safe. A lot of these medications are neruotoxic and won't effect the horse because its not a toxic dose of the medication. Shove 20 tubes of wormer in a horses mouth, well then you might see signs of neurotoxicity. This article is pretty hand; Understanding anthelmintics
. It covers the 3 groups of wormers and how each one effects their target.
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There are multiple reports on line from horse owners that have had problems, including death - mostly illness. I discount reports involving mini's, only b/c of the possible dose errror. Clinical studies prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, though, that moxidectin is easier on their intestine and has a higher efficacy..but I do not see any studies that directly challenge the reports of adverse effects. Even if there were no merit to a single report...it still makes one take pause. My horses are a bit chubby, so I feel it makes them more "safe" since it binds to fat....I just wish there were something that made me "know" the risk is no higher than w fendenazole.