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To worm on a schedule.....or not, I'm so confused!!!

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        06-20-2010, 01:46 PM
      #11
    Yearling
    Just be sure that samples are kept on ice otherwise you can get skewed results because the eggs will continue to hatch and thus be missed in the counts.
         
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        06-20-2010, 01:48 PM
      #12
    Green Broke
    OH they have a full size refrigerator/freezer in our lobby specifically for veterinary/medical use only. I've seen some pretty weird stuff in there too, lol! Not to change the thread but....one person sends the smegma in when she cleans her horses sheath???? I don't understand that one.
         
        06-20-2010, 01:51 PM
      #13
    Yearling
    Her horse may have a history of bacterial infections in the sheath. So her vet may be doing cultures to ensure that it's under control.
         
        06-20-2010, 02:16 PM
      #14
    Green Broke
    Ooohhhh I see...that explains it!
         
        06-20-2010, 08:45 PM
      #15
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Ryle    
    Worming as usual is generally a waste of money and going to increase the speed with which parasites in your herd become resistant to the drugs you are using.

    Having fecals done is simple---you can either drop of a sample at your vet's office or even mail them in to a lab like Horsemen's Lab.
    Our vet said the same thing about the resistance and it seems like most people I know around here have gone away from the previous common rotation schedule.

    As far as boarding facilities, our facility also required worming every two months until this new stuff came out from the vet.

    When it comes down to it the owner it the one that should be making the decisions for the care of the horse not the BO. Just let the BO know that there is new evidence out there not to worm so much and hopefully they will be willing to make changes to previous contracts.
         

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