Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: los angeles, CA
• Horses: 0
some questions about daily dewormers and tapeworms
I have some Strongid C2X on the way, but I have a few questions I can't find answers to in regards to deworming.
1.) I plan to deworm w/ a paste dewormer before starting. Do I need to wait a few days after using the paste before starting the strongid, or can I start them both the same day? I will be using Quest dewormer if it makes a difference (I know some people don't like it, but I've never had problems w/ it).
2.) should I use a dewormer that treats tape worms as well? I live in CA and according to the little map that smartpak has a little less than 13% of horses here have tapeworms. We only have 2 horses in our barn, and we no longer compete or ride much outside of our arena and some local trails, so they're probably not exposed to much. Obviously they're dewormed regularly (not for tape worms though).
3.) one of the horses is an *extremely* picky eater. Anyone ever have problems getting a horse to eat daily dewormers, and what did you do about it?