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    03-26-2008, 09:16 PM
  #1
Foal
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?

Thanks!
     
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    03-26-2008, 11:43 PM
  #2
Foal
I wish I could help, but 'i have wormer question as well.

1) I want to worm them myslef what is best and how often
     
    03-27-2008, 08:23 AM
  #3
Showing
Lola- I use the daily dewormer. You can start the next day after the paste. I've never had a problem with them eatting it so can't help you out there.
You can sometimes see tapeworms and the horses tail will be rubbed. If you don't see any signs, you should be ok on them.
Tiffany- I like Zimectrin Gold but as I said I do a daily so don't paste as often. A catalog I just got had a really nice chart on worming. I'll see if I can find it and post a link. http://www.smartpakequine.com/nutrition.aspx#wormer
     
    03-27-2008, 12:13 PM
  #4
Yearling
I paste worm my horse and then start them on their daily wormer regiment. I don't do a daily wormer once the snow comes, I just paste worm them every two months,
     
    03-27-2008, 12:45 PM
  #5
Foal
Thanks abby!
     
    04-04-2008, 03:08 PM
  #6
Yearling
Tapeworms aren't commonly visible in feces and they don't cause tail rubbing (that's pinworms ) Tapeworms are pretty hard to diagnose but they are harmful so if you are in an area where there is any exposure to tapeworms it's a good idea to deworm for them at least once a year. In areas where exposure rates are higher, twice yearly treatment is recommended.

You are supposed to deworm with an iveremectin or moxidectin product the day before starting on a daily dewormer.
     
    04-04-2008, 10:01 PM
  #7
Showing
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ryle
Tapeworms aren't commonly visible in feces and they don't cause tail rubbing (that's pinworms ) Tapeworms are pretty hard to diagnose but they are harmful so if you are in an area where there is any exposure to tapeworms it's a good idea to deworm for them at least once a year. In areas where exposure rates are higher, twice yearly treatment is recommended.

You are supposed to deworm with an iveremectin or moxidectin product the day before starting on a daily dewormer.
Oops I meant pin worms on the tail rubbing, but I thought you could see tape worms. What are the ones that the casings look like rice?
     
    04-05-2008, 12:40 AM
  #8
Yearling
You can see tapeworms in poo. They don't look like rice to me..

http://www.horsebc.com/kvs/worming.htm

Strongid-P works well for Tapeworms.
     
    04-05-2008, 09:20 AM
  #9
Showing
Yuck Pooey :P I think it tape worms in dogs that looks like rice. This is such a lovely topic
     
    04-05-2008, 12:13 PM
  #10
Yearling
Yep, tapeworms in dogs and cats shed segments that look like rice.

Horse tapworms can on occasion be seen in feces, but it's very uncommon even in horses who have tapeworms so it's not a reliable way to diagnose tapeworm infections in horses.
"Fecal examination,
Which is excellent for detecting the presence
Of ascarids and strongyles, frequently
Doesnít reveal the presence of tapeworm
Segments or eggs. Parasitologists speculate
That the disintegration of tapeworm
Segments within the bowel results in uneven
Distribution of eggs within feces. Itís also
Suspected that tapeworms might not release
Ripe segments on a regular basis. So it is
Difficult for a veterinarian to prove that a
Given horse is infected with tapeworms.
The one definitive way to demonstrate
Tapeworm infection is direct examination
Of the gut, either post-mortem or during surgery"---http://www.thehorse.com/Parasites/Parasites0204.pdf
     

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