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Originally Posted by garlicbunny
Elana...really? I board so I can't really do the managing myself. Horses are somewhat rotated, but most of the year they are in the same pasture. I asked the vet about the powerpak before I ordered and she said the regular 1 1/2 tubes doseage for 5 days, then the quest on the 6th day. I can;t imagine what OSU will recommend if this doesn't clear them up! Poor thing was so sweaty in the stall yesterday (no fans allowed on when no one there) so I asked vet if I could move her to the front paddock where no horses are unless they are new or injured or medical reasons, anyways she was not really recommending that because we don;t know for sure if that area is contaminated, but since their are no regular horses that is where I put her. I can't see anything in her poo...I don't know, it is always something..
I do clean up any poo in the area that my horses are in by themselves..daily, but my two and 7 others graze together. I certainly cannot clean up after all nine that are in one area, it is many acres as well so that is out of the question. Thank you all, I have read up on the encysted worms as well so will talk to her about that too.
so it sounds like strongyles. Get a species so you can share that.. it might help.
IME I always had positive fecals and simply wormed regularly. The introduction of Ivermectin based wormers was a nice break through as it also helped to control other things and it reduced the frequency of worming and reduced the need for rotating wormers as much. Ivermectin actually made large strongyles a much smaller threat (large strongyles can clog arteries).
I just put my horses on a worming schedule and wormed at regular intervals. This could be 4 weeks or 6 weeks. In a dry lot, shared pasture situation pre-ivermectin days we wormed horses every 2-3 weeks. In fact, continuous feeding by the Strongid C method is still out there.
Like I said. I never had a negative fecal. I managed the worming and had healthy horses. Interestingly, horses can develop a certain amount of immunity to some worm species.