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        12-07-2012, 04:06 PM
    Originally Posted by Missy May    
    Just might want to look at Equimax for tapeworms.

    I'd be very interested in hearing anything that you observe "out of the ordinary" after you administer the Q - plus.
    I'll definitely report back if I have any issues- I do give dewormers during my vet's normal hours on weekdays just in case of complications, no matter what type I'm using!
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        12-07-2012, 04:52 PM
    Thats awful! How scary for you. Poor Rick! Good thing you were thinking to take videos. Like you already posted, it could have been unrelated...but it's good enough for me! My vet will be back soon (come on, come on!!). I really want to know what he says b/c he ordinarily does entire breeding facilities, not "individuals" he might have seen multiple horses dosed w it at the same time. But, like lockwood...even if he gave it the thumbs up, I still don't think I will use it this time around - if ever.

    Oh, and thanks for sharing, Fly!
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        12-07-2012, 05:03 PM
    The problem with the internet is one isolated incident happens and it get blown out of proportion and goes viral. Everyone puts their on spin on it and next thing you know the incident has turned into a horror story. Qeust kills bots at all stages. If you read the life cycle of the bot from the time it ingest the eggs until it's pooped out I think you will opt for the Quest. If a dewormer seems to cause mouth ulcers that is because the bots spend part of their life cycle in the cheeks. The dewormer kills them leaving the bot caused ulcers.
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        12-07-2012, 05:12 PM
    Yeah, it worked great for my other two. It is good stuff!

    Thanks Missy! That video is so dorky! I was just totally freaked out, don't you just hate hearing your own voice...
        12-07-2012, 05:37 PM
    Originally Posted by FlyGap    
    Yeah, it worked great for my other two. It is good stuff!

    Thanks Missy! That video is so dorky! I was just totally freaked out, don't you just hate hearing your own voice...
    I didn't think it was Dorky, it clearly demonstrated his condition at the time, a picture is worth a million words! And you have a lovely voice! I mumble when I film....and say random things - my family gets a kick out of it at my expense.
        12-08-2012, 10:12 AM
    Quest is a GREAT dewormer. All the vets I use that also own horses use Quest almost exclusively. What does that tell you? They use it twice a year spring and fall to clean out a horse. Quest plus in the fall. Its the cheapest deworming product that isnt resisted. MOst other dewormers are showing a good deal of resistance.

    It MUST be dosed correctly however and it is NOT for debilitated horses. It works!

    Also, you DO NOT powerpack QUEST! It is a ONE DOSE dewormer period and that is why it is cheaper than using a powerpack. 10 dollars vs 60. Read the directions before you use it.
        12-08-2012, 11:26 AM
    I used quest once per year with no issue. As long as you don't drastically overdose it, there is no greater risk than putting anything else in your horses body. Heck, I've had more horses have vaccine reactions ! I've never had a horse respond negatively to dewormer.
        12-08-2012, 11:27 AM
    Used it every fall for the last 4 years without an issue.
        12-08-2012, 12:38 PM
    Originally Posted by BigGreyHorse    
    Used it every fall for the last 4 years without an issue.
    Just something to consider..I don't know where you are located and what the weather is like, but when I have powerpac'ed I shot for the summer months b/c of the advantage of the heat. I have no choice right now b/c she (new filly) came back positive for strongyles only and was wormed w equimax 3 weeks ago.
        12-08-2012, 12:47 PM
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    Originally Posted by Cowgirls Boots    
    Quest was almost $100 for a powerpac and panacur was only $62.
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    I don't quite understand this statement about a Quest power pack. You can't give Quest multiple times like you would for a Pancur power pack, so they don't make one. To deworm with Quest costs one tube per 1300# horse, or about $13. Not $100. I can deworm one horse seven times with $100 worth of Quest; that's 3 1/2 years for me, as I use it twice a year. If you gave a horse $100 worth of Quest in a 5 days, you'd most likely kill it.

    I attended a seminar a few years back on deworming and 5 out of 5
    Of the vets there recommended including Quest in a horse owner's deworming program. 2 of the 5 used Quest exclusively because it had no known resistance issues and because it does not kill dung beetles in droves like ivermectin does. 3 of these vets said they have only seen a few instances of Quest making seemingly healthy horses sick when it was given as directed: and all cases were in horses that had a higher parasite load than expected. I'm not saying the OPs horse fits this description; I'm simply repeating what they told me when I asked about problems with Quest before I began using it.

    My neighbor has 3 minis and she uses Quest Plus each spring on them. But she gets an accurate weight first and then is very careful to give them a precise dose.

    Quest does not have the same safety margin as other dewormers; that doesn't make it bad. It just means one has to be more careful when using it. Plus, it works so well it should NEVER be given to a sick or debilitated horse; I wouldn't give it to a foal or an elder horse either, or a horse with a high parasite load as it kills of worms very quickly.

    I find it somewhat ironic that this dewormer has gotten a bad wrap because it works... I've used it for years with no issues. As GG said, I've had more issues with vaccinations that with using Quest.

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