Potential New Horse Owner - Question on Worming!

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    06-04-2012, 10:01 PM
Potential New Horse Owner - Question on Worming!

Hey guys,

Im hoping by the end of this year I will have my first horse. I have one question on worming (I have already gone to teh fodder/feedstore and written down the wormers and their prices, and am looking up what worms they attack, I WILL be getting a fecal done by a equine vet to ensure I give him/her the most needed worming apporach/type of wormer)

I will be privatley agisting near me (hopefully - this WILL be worked out before I get the horse), and was wondering, if I worm him/her and him/her is sharing a pasture with another horse - should they be getting wormed at the same time? My gut (no pun intended) tells me yes, but just wanted to seek you opinions - do you worm all your horses in one go?

She/he WILL be wormed before comming to the agistment, so as to avoid spreading of worms etc. But from then after should he/she be wormed at the same time as the horse sharing the paddock (if shared).
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    06-04-2012, 11:25 PM
    06-04-2012, 11:41 PM
Hmm not sure if this is what you are looking for but hope it helps!

My gelding is boarded in a 40 acre pasture with about 15 or so other boys. The lady who owns are barn gives us wormer every other month that we have to give our boys. It's usually the first day of the month. All of us owners who come in and see the tube, go ahead and give it to our horses right then. Otherwise, the barn hands do it on the same day. So I guess technically, yes, they worm all of the horses on the same day. But I am not sure on whether you technically HAVE to. That's a great question and I would love to see some other answers.
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    06-04-2012, 11:44 PM
Thank you, you nailed the question! Can't wait to see other replys ALSO another question: If yes to worming horses at the same time, do you worm them with the same stuff? Or does it not matter, if the horses are wormed regularly on rotated wormers (to cover all the worm types).
    06-04-2012, 11:58 PM
My experience at my barn is that all of the horse's are wormed with the same stuff. And the wormer is chosen based on advice given from the equine doctor at the vet school here based upon what he sees in stool samples I suppose. He is coming to look at my boy's teeth the middle of next week so I will ask him some questions and try to get more information for you! You've got me interested now too lol
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    06-04-2012, 11:59 PM
Also, best of luck with getting your first horse!! Drifter is mine and I was a little paranoid at first and I've made some mistakes I'll admit, but every day gets better and better with him!
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    06-05-2012, 12:04 AM
Thank you very much I can't wait!! :)
    06-05-2012, 12:06 AM
Thank you VERY much!! Im REALLY looking forawrd to getting my first horse Drifter is stunning, I love his morkings, good luck with using him for english!
    06-05-2012, 12:06 AM
Bleh double post.. sorry
    06-05-2012, 02:13 PM
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My barn does barn-wide deworming every 6 months with all the horses getting the same stuff (unless the owner opts out). They do regular testing of the schooling horses (which provides a good sample of the barn in general, since the schooling horses and the privately owned horses all get rotated through the same paddocks) and have not needed to do more frequent de-worming.

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