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    07-19-2011, 09:35 PM
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Beau and Epona's fecal worm tests are back....

and neither horse has a single worm in their poop. We had previously been rotating ivermectin and pyrantel with Zimecterin Gold once in the spring and once in the fall (for tapeworms). We also keep their dry lot and acres of pasture PERFECTLY poop free. We clean the dry lot EVERY DAY and we clean the pastures once a week. And of course, it helps them stay worm free in that they are the only two horses on the property.

SOOOOO.....we have been advised by our vet to only worm them with Zimecterin Gold in the fall due to a high prevalance of tapeworm in our area of the country..... and to have them retested for worms in the Spring. That's it. No more six week worming....

I KNOW this is the new and accepted practice in worming, but I must say, it does make me nervous to worm only twice a year (due to tapeworms} when I am used to worming every six weeks.

Our vet is insistent that for horses with no other horses on the property, and with NO current worm load, six week worming is unnecessary BUT....old habits die hard.

We will adhere to our vets reccomendations though.....

Anyone else only worm once or twice a year???
     
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    07-19-2011, 10:08 PM
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I do the test every year, however I worm 2 or 3 times/year (once against tape worms for sure).
     

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