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post #1 of 3 Old 05-30-2009, 01:02 PM Thread Starter
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Question Worming while on SmartPak (daily wormer) ??

I have recently begun my horse on the SmartPak daily wormer. Do I still need to worm him as I've done in the past?

He is not putting on weight, and I'm concerned he may have worms. I have been told that SmartPak does NOT kill all worms, and that I will need to worm him with wormers that will take care of the worms SmartPak does not kill.... I'm so confused and only want him healthy!!

Any ideas?? Please help!
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post #2 of 3 Old 05-30-2009, 01:54 PM
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It seems we did do a 6 month wormer when we used a daily.
You might call smartpak, I've always found the folks at the help desk to be very knowledgeable.


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post #3 of 3 Old 05-30-2009, 05:17 PM
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With the daily dewormers, you still need to deworm spring and fall with either ivermectin/praziquantel or moxidectin/praziquantel.

It is also a very very good idea to have your vet run fecal egg counts occasionally while on a daily dewormer due to the incidence of strongyles resistant to the pyrantels.

How old is your horse? What are his living conditions? Do you pick up feces at least twice a week if he is turned out in a paddock or pasture? What have you dewormed him with in the past?

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