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    02-20-2008, 06:37 PM
  #11
Yearling
I forgot to add the times... I worm every 10-12weeks, and shoe every 6weeks

I love my farrier too!! Haha. Except he is in love with my horse...
     
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    02-20-2008, 07:43 PM
  #12
Green Broke
I prefer to get an alternating dewormer..... it's a year's supply that costs $40.... Shoeing.... sorry I don't know what to say..... my horses go barefoot
     
    02-20-2008, 08:54 PM
  #13
Foal
Thanks all, this is really helpful. Just one more question about shoeing, when you say the farrier comes every 8 weeks or whatever, how often are they trimming, and how often are they actually changing the shoes of the horse? Sorry for all the questions!
     
    02-20-2008, 09:03 PM
  #14
Showing
I always kept my personal horses barefoot except when they needed corrective shoeing. He trimmed them every 8 weeks or so.. it doesn't have to be to the day, but you get the idea...!
As for soes, they may not be exchanged for new ones, but the feet need to be trimmed at the least... the old shoes may be reset, or if they're worn out or mishapen, he (the farrier) will replace them.
     
    02-21-2008, 06:44 AM
  #15
Showing
Quote:
Originally Posted by My2Geldings
How are you guys managing to get wormers so cheap, I'm jealous! Here they average out about $15.00!
If you go to horse.com or jeffersequine.com I believe the cheapest one is $2.49 (ivermectin), and $3.49 (exodus). Plus horse.com has 10% sales at times. I usually order 1 year supply for my horses (I have 2), so it ends up little over $50, so shipping is free too. :)
     
    02-21-2008, 01:00 PM
  #16
Showing
Ooh, thank you, kitten_val!! I will keep this in mind!

I have a deworming question!!
After you open up a tube, how long can the tube be stored for before it's not good to use anymore?
I have always had to deworm a ton of horses, so I'd buy bulk and usually just end up with a few unused tubes and maybe a partial one, and it never made sense to keep the partial one, so I just chucked it... but now I'm looking at only having one horse of my own to which I will provide all wormings etc for... so I will just need to use part of one tube... I'd rather not throw away a half tube, but will if it's bad to keep for extended periods... any advice?
     
    02-21-2008, 02:20 PM
  #17
Foal
Ok, that's definetily where I would get wormers, thanks! So if it's above 50 you get free shipping? Sweetness.
     
    02-25-2008, 07:05 AM
  #18
Showing
Otis, if you sign up with your email address at horse.com they will send you emails with 10% coupon once or twice/month. It helped me to save quite a lot with all those dewormers, saddle, blankets, etc. purchases.

JustDressage, I know people at my previous barn put partially used wormers in fridge to use next time. However I'd be very careful about when that "next" time is coming. :) If you deworm monthly with the same dewormer shouldn't be a problem, but if it'll be 6 months later (with rotation and so on) probably it's not a good idea.
     
    02-25-2008, 09:17 AM
  #19
Foal
Sweet, it's otis07_@hotmail.com
Appriciate it!
     

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