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  • Horse refuses paste wormer
  • Foals dewormer effective if put in grain

 
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    05-27-2008, 12:35 PM
  #1
Foal
Deworming help

I searched for other threads about deworming but couldnt find what I was looking for.

My horse refuses to take the panacur paste to the point where he stretched out his halter trying to aviod it.

Does anyone know if I were to put it in grain, let it sit over night and feed it to him the next morning would it still be effective?
     
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    05-27-2008, 01:56 PM
  #2
Foal
Kkulton, I had the same problem with my pony, he kept pulling his head away from me and rearing up. In the end I put the de wormer in his hi-fi and mix which I think is the same as grain and gave it to him straight away and he ate it. Im not sure if leaving it over night would still be effective but putting it in their food and giving it to them straight away WAS effective. If you horse still refuses the dewormer I would advise putting it in the food. Hope this helps
-Jemma
     
    05-27-2008, 02:18 PM
  #3
Foal
I quit fighting horses over taking a wormer-syringe years ago.
These days, I mix it into about 1/2 cup of feed, throw in a big spoon-full of pancake syrup, stir well and rake it into their feed bucket.

After they eat it, they'll even lick the bucket clean.

DGW
     
    05-27-2008, 02:20 PM
  #4
Foal
Haha im not surprised with the pancake syrup hehe. Good idea tho
     
    05-28-2008, 05:08 AM
  #5
Weanling
You can but wormers that are in pellet form. I do this for my headshy mare so I don't have to fight with her and make her headshyness worse. She LOVES the pellet wormer - she loves it as much as her normal pellets that she is fed twice a day.

This is what I give her: http://www.horsesuppliesdirect.com.au/prod21.htm

Hope I helped, Lauren
     
    05-28-2008, 05:11 AM
  #6
Started
Well. Give him something he really loves, then quickly pop in some of the paste, then give the thing he loves, then do that until the paste is gone. It's really anyyoing when horses won't let you put the worming paste in. If only they knew it was for their own good, while we are sitting here using up all our time and money....
     
    05-28-2008, 05:34 AM
  #7
Showing
I have mixed it with food and fed it right away. Sometimes they eat it sometimes not. I got tired of wasting it so got a worming bit. It has saved a fortune in wasted wormer paste. Heres a link for what it looks like. I'm not sure who is cheapest on them but I like Foster&Smith. I think that price is about average. You do have to keep the bit in their mouth for 5-10 min. To make sure they have swallowed it all.
http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...=0028816000000
     
    05-28-2008, 07:42 AM
  #8
Showing
I start with rubbing the tube all over her muzzle till she stops throwing her head up. Then at some point I just move the end to the corner of the mouth and quickly pop up the paste in.
     
    05-29-2008, 08:32 PM
  #9
Showing
Re: Deworming help

Quote:
Originally Posted by kkulton
I searched for other threads about deworming but couldnt find what I was looking for.

My horse refuses to take the panacur paste to the point where he stretched out his halter trying to aviod it.

Does anyone know if I were to put it in grain, let it sit over night and feed it to him the next morning would it still be effective?
I really have no idea on this one but would be curious to find out. Chances are if your horse hates the paste that much, he wouldn't eat the grain with the paste anyways. Call your local vet and ask.
     
    05-30-2008, 01:10 AM
  #10
Showing
I read this on another thread:
For a few days use a syringe and squirt applesauce in his mouth, then when he's better about the syringe, you can squirt the dewormer then the applesauce.. and then keep giving the horse applesauce for the next few days. I would recommend randomly doing this (with the applesauce) in between worming rounds.
Also, Ivermectin makes an apple flavoured Bimectin dewormer.
     

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