Been lurking here for several months, great site. I am not new to horses but new to horse ownership. We have purchased a 2 year old gelding that is some kind of guy. He had resonable care but not complete. All the vacines are now current and starting a worming program. I have a fair grasp on all the needs but having a little trouble with the mechanics. I have wormed twice now but this guy is some kind of talented with his mouth. He will let me hold his jaw, thumb across the bar pretty much as long as I want to. He doesn't have a problem with the applicator in his mouth. So I give him the dose, hold his jaw for a few more seconds and let go..........then he gives the wormer back. This second time I was expecting this and caught it.
Heres my question, the wormer says mouth clear of feed but can I put the dose on a small part of his feed. I had to do it with this dose as it was not going to get in there any other way. I have seen the wormer "applicators". I also am aware of the "feed through" types but there is a cost and I am not seeing a multitude of active ingredients to keep a rotation up. Thanks for the insights. Jim.