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        09-25-2010, 08:26 PM
      #1
    Foal
    ~~Need HELP now!!! ordering tonight!~~

    So my pony Gizmo is really fat right now but his ribs are still showing.. he is on a rotational dewormer plan but the last couple of times they were the cheaper ones and he looks a little wormy. So I am going to order a Panacure Powerpac for him TONIGHT. I keep putting it off but I need to get it done tonight because we have an event coming up in a few weeks. Everything I have heard about it is positive so I thought I would give it a try. He is about 13.2 hands & around 900 lbs right now (estimating..) I was just wanting some last minute critiques on this stuff? I have never used it before I don't want it to hurt him. Thanks for any advice!
         
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        09-25-2010, 09:25 PM
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    Trained
    What is your normal worming routine, and when was the last time he was wormed?

    Depending upon where you are, vets may recommend different things. However, the only way to worm appropriately is to do a fecal. Our vet has us doing fecals quarterly instead if the rotational worming, since the parasites are developing resistance, much like the anitbiotic situation in humans. I will say, that I have been pleasantly surprised that neither of mine have needed anything since spring, and we next test in December.

    It is pretty simple, and then you KNOW if that is the issue, and exactly how to treat it. No guesswork involved.
         
        09-26-2010, 07:51 AM
      #3
    Trained
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    Originally Posted by franknbeans    
    However, the only way to worm appropriately is to do a fecal.
    Yes, if there is any question, a fecal is the only way to know which wormer(s) will be effective. BTW, the cost of the wormer has nothing to do with how effective it will be.
         
        09-26-2010, 02:42 PM
      #4
    Foal
    Agree^^^^

    My horse hasn't been wormed since like Jan. We have been checking fecals every other month and he has been neg. I wormed him in Jan. With a power pack, cause there is a major parasite problem at this barn. My mom's horse has been wormed like two times with panacur. My friends horse was infested, and my moms horse was infested and actually passing worms.

    I think with this resistance everyone should be getting fecals done with what their vet recommends to get this under control. My mom's horse was very sick, and we didn't think of parasites because she had just wormed her the first of dec. And by the end she was colicing and the vet was out twice, and than she started passing roundworms.
         
        09-26-2010, 02:57 PM
      #5
    Showing
    Definitely get a fecal count done first. They aren't that expensive and you can just take some poop to the vet, you don't have to take the whole horse.
    Don't waste any more money on wormer till you know which one to target
         

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