Who here uses injectable cattle dewormer on horses ORALLY? - The Horse Forum

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post #1 of 21 Old 03-11-2013, 08:24 AM Thread Starter
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Who here uses injectable cattle dewormer on horses ORALLY?

We have used injectable cattle dewormer on horses since it first came out in 1979. We DO NOT inject it but just squirt it in the back of a horse's mouth. We can buy a 500cc bottle of it from the Livestock Supply places for less than $100.00 and see no reason to spend more money on the same active ingredient. We have much less of it spit out than when horses are given the little tubes of paste and we can dose it much more accurately because we only draw as much onto a 12cc syringe as the horse needs.

I was just curious how many other people do the same thing?
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In NZ, when I worked at Holstein dressage horse stud and at a show jumping/hunter barn we did all the time. Too many horses! Also used a lot of tube drenching too. At the track all the horses were twitched and tubed for parasites. Don't really see either here in Canada, HOWEVER I haven't worked at the track here....

At the stud, we'd run the horses into the race, and just walk along the rail and drench them with the gun and pack back system. I guess you'd probably call it a shoot or stocks or something like that here in N.America??
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don't see the point really of playing games,. Seriously why bother ? You are talking about maybe $30 bucks a YEAR ? For the pastes ? And to save that going to fiddle fart around with needles, contaminated needles, contaminated bottle of drug, really ? Sounds penny wise and pound foolish
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dont see the point really of playing games,. Seriously why bother ? You are talking about maybe $30 bucks a YEAR ? For the pastes ? And to save that going to fiddle fart around with needles, contaminated needles, contaminated bottle of drug, really ? Sounds penny wise and pound foolish
Who's playing games? I can dose a regular size horse for $1.15. The cheapest tubes are $1.99. Multiply that by 20 head, it adds up.
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We use it also in our rotation of wormers. With 28 horses and well over 100 head of cattle it saves us time and money.
It only makes sense and is very effective.
I have not seen wormers for 1.99. The cheapest we have found are 3.99.. Most are 6$ or more.
The cattle dewormer is by far much cheaper and we already have a good supply of it.
Joe if I had only 1 or 2 horses 30 dollars a year saving on each one would not be much of a savings. 30 $ at 28 though adds up. Shalom
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What irritates me even more than the cost of the single tube dewormers is the trash they generate. I walk out with 26 tubes and come back with 26 boxes, 26 sets of instructions and 26 spent tubes. Talk about a carbon footprint. With the liquid, I have a box and the bottle when I'm done. (I use a dosing gun that has lasted for years.)
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dont see the point really of playing games,. Seriously why bother ? You are talking about maybe $30 bucks a YEAR ? For the pastes ? And to save that going to fiddle fart around with needles, contaminated needles, contaminated bottle of drug, really ? Sounds penny wise and pound foolish
Cherie is NOT injecting it. It is getting squirted into the back of the mouth.

Don't know how Cherie is getting it into the syringe, but it doesn't sound as if needles are involved.
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