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    07-25-2011, 11:59 AM
Should I worm my pregnant mare?

I just received a pregnant mare. I think she is pretty close to foaling. I don't know her history so I wondered if I should worm her? If so what should I use?
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    07-25-2011, 01:07 PM
Green Broke
So did you have the vet out or not?
Yes, a pregnant mare should be de-wormed - I would used the broadest spectrum product available to you to cover as many bases as you can.
    07-25-2011, 01:24 PM
Ideally, the mare would be dewormed right before foaling to minimize the risk for parasited being passed to the foal in milk as well as when the foals starts eating mom's poop. Ivermectin works well. Her shots should be boostered right now as well.
    07-25-2011, 01:33 PM
Green Broke
Since you stated already planning to have the vet out to see her, I would go with whatever his recommendation is - just ask while he is there. Minis do not always "work" the same as big horses, so taking the advice of those on a forum whose experience is limited to large horses might not be your best idea. Just ask the vet.
    07-25-2011, 01:36 PM
Yes I had the vet out here. She cleaned up the white girls laceration and said she doesn't look underweight or ribby to her just lacked some muscle tone. As far as the bred mare she said her best guess is that she will go in the next 3 weeks. Milk bag is pretty full but now milk is coming out. With every other question I had I totally forgot to ask about the worming. I didn't want to call her back this morning and look like a dumb@$$. I think they are both going to be pretty good with a lot of hay and some lovin.
    07-25-2011, 01:49 PM
Green Broke
Well, I don't think worming her is a good idea. Who puts worms into their horses? Ick!


DE worming on the otherhand is alright.

Of course, your vet would be able to give you the most correct answer on what and when you should be doing concerning this.

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