I still think he is too skinny! - Page 4

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Health

I still think he is too skinny!

This is a discussion on I still think he is too skinny! within the Horse Health forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category

    LinkBack Thread Tools
        07-14-2011, 09:39 PM
    Originally Posted by AbbeyCPA    
    It really depends on what his turnout is like. Is he with other horses? If so are the all on the same worming rotation? Is the paddock mucked regularily? Is the horse stalled often? How old is he/she?

    I used to have fecals done twice a year before I acquired 3 more horses :roll:(Can't have just one!!!!!) Then I'd base my worming shedule on the worm count and what type. Worming every 6-8 weeks is just a general rule of thumb, but now a days it just helps the horse build a resistance. That's why IMO fecals are important, therefor you aren't over or under worming.

    If fecals are not an option, seasonally should do the trick. It also depends on the location. In warmer climates you'd typically want to worm more often (again, depends on the turnout, etc), but in those with extreme heat or below zero, worming less often is O.K.

    My herd of 4 is on a dry 6 acre lot that is mucked out every 2-3 days. I usually do a Fenbendazole in the middle of winter, Moxidectin in spring, Ivermectin in summer, and Pyrantel Pamoate in fall, then repeat if my fecals come back low.
    He is with 9 other horses, all of them get turned out together at once. It is a dry paddock mucked/tilled once or twice a week, depending on the B.O.'s schedule. They were all on the same worming rotation, although one of the horses might get done more because he is used for shows in the summer. I would assume he gets more and maybe stronger supplements and such, like worming, but I am not for sure.

    Butch is stalled every night for about 10-12 hours and he is 9. I can't get a vet out for at leas two weeks, I guess due to it being show season. There are only 3 close and that is the soonest I could get a farm call that was non emergency, for a fecal. I would much rather be on the safe side and get the fecal, just to see, because I didn't even THINK about them building up a resistance to the medications. DUH!:roll:

    Abbey, seriously, you are a total LIFE saver! I really do appreciate your replies so much!
    Sponsored Links

    Thread Tools

    Similar Threads
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    Very Skinny AdrienneS Horse Health 6 09-10-2010 06:25 PM
    Are they looking skinny? paintluver Horse Nutrition 6 04-20-2010 07:48 PM
    Update on the not so skinny "Skinny Girl" LOL Underfire05 Horse Riding Critique 27 01-01-2010 10:05 PM
    Too skinny? stadiumjumper101 Horse Health 42 04-05-2009 01:32 AM
    does he look skinny to you? SonnyWimps Horse Health 15 04-27-2008 01:56 PM

    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:50 PM.

    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0