Reaction to Strongid Wormer?
This is my first time owning a horse for more than a month [my last horse wasn't with us long]. We've had my horse for 5 months now, and on Saturday after I road him I gave him his grain, and came back three hours later with my mom and we gave him his wormer in the form of the Strongid injectable paste.
We waited a good half an hour to make sure he didn't have a severe reaction to it, and when he was happy in his stall, eating his hay and drinking him water, we left for the night.
Yesterday we were not able to get to the barn.
However, apparently last night when a girl in the barn went to give him his grain she noticed him laying down [which is really weird because he gets very perky and excited at dinner time] She went in his stall and made him get back up, and he went right back down, groaning. First thought, colic. Almost gave me a heart attack when I heard this.
Out of a very unfortunate communication glitch my mother did not receive ANY of the calls from the barn telling us what was happening, which is terrifying and therefore we put my number on the contact list also, my phone doesn't have problems like that.
According to the girl who was looking after him and trying to get a hold of us, the owner of the barn suggested to put him in a paddock for a while. When she went back out a few minutes later he was running around like a maniac, and when she put him back in his stall he was drinking water and eating hay.
We visited him today and that's when we learned of the calls that we did not receive. I took my horse out, groomed him, rode him around for a good hour, and he was fine, he pooped a good 4 or 5 times.
So thank god, it's not colic. Me and my mom are thinking he had a bad reaction to the wormer, but he's better now.
I'm wondering if anyone else had a similar experience with this worming medicine?