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post #1 of 22 Old 12-28-2011, 07:35 PM Thread Starter
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Need help with worming.

So in my other thread I mention Jersey wasn't wormed and neither was/is Buddy. Amanda needs to worm Rocko but can't unless they can't worned. So I have a few questions.

1. Can any kind of wormer work? I'm looking at Chick's and they have stuff ranging from 2-11 dollars.
2. How much wormer do they need?

I know there are other questions but I'm having a brain fart. Thanks so much :)

Also, suggestions on what you use will be very helpful!
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post #2 of 22 Old 12-28-2011, 07:44 PM
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There are different wormers for different types of worms. There are also two methods... The old school way, which was to rotate the 3 basic types wormers so that each month you gave them a different type. The new way is to have a vet do a float on your horse's poop to tell you what kind of parasites it has, and then to only give them the type of wormer they need. This can save money and also helps to keep the parasites from becoming immune to some of the wormers.

The 3 mainly used wormers are Strongid (Pyrantel), Zimecterin ( ivermectin ) or Zimecterin Gold ( ivermectin and Praziquantel) and Safe-Guard (Fenbendazole). And here is an article that I found to be informative on horse worming Rotation, rotation, rotation | Horse worm control series - Horsetalk -- horse health advice and problem solving

I hope this helps.
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post #3 of 22 Old 12-28-2011, 07:46 PM
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What Cinny said. Rotation between class of wormers, not just brands. Also, do all of them at once, so no one is shedding larvae at different times.
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I use Quest this time of year to kill all the stages of bot larvae and other larvae that could cause colic in horses durning late winter and early spring time. I do have a fecal exam done prior to worming.
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Well I'm not sure what they were wormed with last, let alone if they even were....
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Use the quest on all of them, then do a fecal count in about a month to get a true reading. My best advice to you.
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IF you are in doubt, I would probably try to do a float. I know my vet only charges 15 dollars per float. You just put some REALLY fresh horse apples in a ziplock and take them in to their office. Within 24 hours they will be able to tell you what you are dealing with if anything at all.
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Haha Cinnys. And wares, where can I order this stuff? And how much does it usually cosy?
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Best prices I found & lowest shipping (to Canada, you may find better if you live in the states) is KV vet supply. I buy all my wormers from there.
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Thanks I'll check it out :)
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