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post #1 of 15 Old 07-01-2011, 11:45 AM Thread Starter
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Can I deworm my horse while he's on bute?

My guy came up lame Wednesday morning and the vet came out yesterday to check him out. Thankfully, it's nothing serious, but he's going to be on bute for a few days.

Can I deworm him while he's on the medicine or should I wait? I completely forgot to ask the doc about it. Thanks!

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post #2 of 15 Old 07-01-2011, 01:31 PM
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Oh please please please don't even think about doing that! That would be like mixing a poison stew in your horses stomach and overall system. I wouldn't even bother with the wormer anyway. If you MUST worm your horses its only needed to be done once a year or less. The poisons in those wormers are horrific. We haven't wormed our horses in years!

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...Really? I worm my horses every eight weeks. They're still alive. I just didn't know if the wormer and bute would agree with each other.

How do you control parasites if you don't worm your horses?

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Your horse should be fine. Give one in the AM & one in the PM if worried.
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post #5 of 15 Old 07-02-2011, 04:18 PM
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I've dewormed my horse while he was on bute before... no problems. If you really want to reassure yourself, call your vet and ask.

You could always hold off on deworming him for a week or so, if you want.

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Okay, thanks guys. =] You put my mind at ease.

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I think you can, seen several horses on bute and I believe they've been wormed while on it.

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post #8 of 15 Old 07-02-2011, 06:45 PM
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As long as your horse isn't prone to ulcers he should be fine. Both the bute and de-wormer can be hard on a horse with a sensitive stomach.
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Oh please please please don't even think about doing that! That would be like mixing a poison stew in your horses stomach and overall system. I wouldn't even bother with the wormer anyway. If you MUST worm your horses its only needed to be done once a year or less. The poisons in those wormers are horrific. We haven't wormed our horses in years!
In reference to this uhhh horses should be wormed every three months as per common veterinary practice, take it from one who has seen the effects of worms...Trust me every three months like clock work
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Actually more studies are saying that a worming regiment should be specific to location and your horse. Some areas could necessitate the use of different wormers more or less frequently. Ask a vet about your area. The use of a wormer every 8 weeks may be totally unnecessary. In any case, as long as your horse is on bute for only a few days, personally, I would wait - can't hurt.

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