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post #41 of 46 Old 12-14-2012, 03:49 PM Thread Starter
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Hey party girl! She is back to her little chubby impish self, thanks for asking. It is freezing today; she seems to be "in her element" in the cold. :)

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post #42 of 46 Old 12-14-2012, 03:54 PM
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There is a one on craigslist, big hefty guy, he's been listed for over a year. The lady is picky, picky, picky on who takes him. She hasn't messed with him in 2 years, but apparently he drives, plows, and has been ridden. I hope he sells soon...
Or else I'll get him, ride him over, and we can have a Haffie party!
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I hope they are in the process of developing new wormers that address this issue.
At my seminar this group of vets and some reps from Farnam/Pfizer both said there is nothing in the works as far as new wormers... quest is pretty much it right now for chemical wormers (but this was a couple years ago). That's why they were adamant about having fecals done and having people develop targeted deworming programs... so the worms didn't develop a resistance to the last truly effective chemical.

They did, however, say that research was being done on some herbal remedies that had some luck in stopping the hatching of eggs.
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At my seminar this group of vets and some reps from Farnam/Pfizer both said there is nothing in the works as far as new wormers... quest is pretty much it right now for chemical wormers (but this was a couple years ago). That's why they were adamant about having fecals done and having people develop targeted deworming programs... so the worms didn't develop a resistance to the last truly effective chemical.

They did, however, say that research was being done on some herbal remedies that had some luck in stopping the hatching of eggs.
Well, my dear friend died of cancer at 30. If not for cancer, he would have lived much longer. He had lived w me in 5 different states (5 diff environments). When he was in isolated herds I only ever wormed him twice a year. Before wormers, 30 would have been considered very old. Yet, my grandfather had several (granted it was a minority) horses that died of "natural causes" around 30 - that was decades ago before ivermectin. He always ran his horses (he had many) w cattle and sheep on purpose. They are now "re-discovering" that that is very effective in keeping worm load down. I think the "silver bullets" often result in losing valuable imperical knowledge.

It is management as much as worming, IMO. Poor management leaves the greatest potential to develope resistance. All I feel anyone can do to combat the growing threat is stay informed, use common sense and manage their own "around" resistancies and reactions. In this case (moxidectin), it is a "personal" decision.
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It is management as much as worming, IMO. Poor management leaves the greatest potential to develope resistance.
Good point. Keeping horses in a clean environment and rotating pastures can be as important as giving drugs.
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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!
Just wanted to update- I ended up holding off on deworming for a couple weeks waiting for a hard freeze and finally gave the Quest Plus on Jan 1st. No issues, nothing out of the ordinary
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