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post #1 of 12 Old 09-14-2010, 11:28 PM Thread Starter
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deworming on a full moon?

Has anyone heard of having better results deworming on a full moon because the worms are more active?
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post #2 of 12 Old 09-14-2010, 11:33 PM
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I have heard of that yes, but have never seen anything proven. I think the best strategy is to do regular fecal counts and rotate your dewormer to prevent drug resistance.
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post #3 of 12 Old 09-15-2010, 01:10 AM
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How do the worms know it is a full moon? Isn't it dark inside the horse?
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ohh i dunno trailhorserider, if your an arab or my thoroughbred your tail always seems to be up so who knows how much of a view the little critters really get haha :L

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HAHAHAHA I love the above 2 posts :) and if I had a dollar for every time I have stared at the rude end of an arab (who constantly seem to pooping from excitement) and felt like a total pervert......
Really though? Full moon? Next thing the DOWT (Department of Old Wives Tales) will tell us that the worms that are shed on the full moon will go all hairy, howl at the moon and kick vampires butts....
perhaps this is how Stephnie Meyer came up with Twilight, heavens knows those books belong on a muck heap......... :)

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post #6 of 12 Old 09-15-2010, 09:31 AM
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You will be surprised what the faze of the moon will effect. It has to do something with the gravitational pull or something. Don't know the techy term.
Don't know about the worming, but being from a long line of farmers, everything has to do with the moon fazes. I know from years of working on a farm that ole true farmers check the almanac for most things.
Fence posts if set on the right days will set like they are in cement. You want to plant on the growing of the moon, and get your hair cut on the decrease of the moon, and always cut calves when the signs are in the feet.
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post #7 of 12 Old 09-15-2010, 02:42 PM Thread Starter
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waterbuggies-that's interesting, who knows maybe this full moon thing has some merrit.
What signs would you see in the calves feet?
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post #8 of 12 Old 09-15-2010, 02:56 PM
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old wives tale, myth, shall i go on? haha you can try it though, see it it works! maybe try on a blue moon too because then, the worms are even more active.

dont worry about it though, worm when you need to.

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This is not a "full moon" old wives tale, but.....
Many years ago when I was into canning my vegies from the garden, I was canning maybe my 9th-10th canner full of jars. This was over a 1-2 week period. Anyway... this one day every jar I tried to can did NOT seal and I was absolutely stunned! I had been canning for days/weeks and had not had a situation like this. My friend who was my canning guide asked if I was on my period. when I said yes, she said. well there you go!! I was flabbergasted!! she told me that her mother had always told her not to can when you were on your period. That the canning would sometimes not do well.
I had never really believed this sort of thing, but I had NO OTHER explaination. I had canned these jars just like I had canned countless others.

So maybe "old wives" know something!

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post #10 of 12 Old 09-15-2010, 03:08 PM
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haha thats odd ^ apparently your behavior changes when you are on though. And, ladies, your riding improves!

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