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        07-08-2011, 12:35 PM
      #61
    Trained
    The problem is that not every part of the country has a resistance problem so to address it as though they do is only going to cause more of a problem.


    I have been doings things differently when de worming my horses for about 12 years now. I have never de wormed every 6-8 weeks. I have only de wormed for what was needed and only when the count was up there. The only exception is with foals they get de wormed very 30 days for the first year and broodmares about 3-4 weeks prier to foaling and then 2 days after foaling.
         
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        07-08-2011, 01:34 PM
      #62
    mls
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Beauseant    
    Umm....the POINT of the article was that the vet docs cannot stop the growing resistance...period.

    So, the vet docs have decided that since they cannot stop the growing resistance, then they have to attack the worm problem on another front. Hence the article.
    Vet docs? A veterinarian is a doctor.

    Who is the author? What was her purpose in writing the article?
         
        07-10-2011, 09:01 AM
      #63
    Weanling
    Well, amongst all of this fighting and such I just figured I'd let you all know that I got the fecal sample done. He did have worms, but not as much as I figured. He was only given 1100 lbs of the recommended dose of Equimax, and he needs to be dewormed approximately 4 times a year (at the beginning of every season). I did ask him about what his previous owner had been doing, and he said that it isn't as dangerous as it seems, depending on the severity of the wormer. Equimax should never be double dosed with, especially twice in 2 weeks. As for my horse, which is an ex standardbred racehorse, he said that it isn't all too uncommon. My horse, for example, will hold a good amount of the wormer in his cheek and spit it out when you're not looking, thus a bit of a second wormer may be needed to get the job done.
         
        07-10-2011, 09:23 AM
      #64
    Showing
    Java, I don't even try to fight with my horses about taking dewormer. I dissolve it in water then pour it over their feed. Let the water soak into the feed, stir it up, and give it to the horse.

    Of course, I have geldings so they're all food hounds. I've heard this approach may not work with mares or really suspicious geldings, but even my PITA diva-esque Arab readily accepts the food with 'poison' in it.

    Might be something you want to try as it will save you time, money, and frustration. I'm all for anything that makes horse keeping easier!
         
        07-10-2011, 09:26 AM
      #65
    Weanling
    Hmm.. do you think that will work? My horse is a gelding also and he will literally eat anything! Maybe that's worth a try, thanks for the suggestion! It would definitely be less of a hassle than dealing with his hate for dewormers, hahaha
         
        07-10-2011, 12:34 PM
      #66
    Trained
    My old poco mare dose not like you to touch her mouth and deworming her was always a fight so I have always just put it on her feed. She has no problems eating it. Even with the others if I am in a hurry I do the same thing. They all eat it that way just fine.
         
        07-11-2011, 07:57 AM
      #67
    Banned
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Speed Racer    
    Java, I don't even try to fight with my horses about taking dewormer. I dissolve it in water then pour it over their feed. Let the water soak into the feed, stir it up, and give it to the horse.

    Of course, I have geldings so they're all food hounds. I've heard this approach may not work with mares or really suspicious geldings, but even my PITA diva-esque Arab readily accepts the food with 'poison' in it.

    Might be something you want to try as it will save you time, money, and frustration. I'm all for anything that makes horse keeping easier!
    I do this with all three of mine (one gelding, two mares).
    Some deworming products I have to add a little molasses to the mix, others I do not. Trial and error.
         

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