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        01-04-2013, 07:56 AM
      #11
    Foal
    I rely on the results of fecal exam and worm per that exam. We do targeted worming based on the fecal results.

    We also pick and drag the fields weekly (except now in winter because they are frozen) and rotate fields every 3 weeks, again not in winter.
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        01-15-2013, 09:09 PM
      #12
    Weanling
    Do you do fecals after de-worming also, to see whether or not it's been effective? We did that with my low-resistance horse, but is it normally necessary?
         
        01-15-2013, 09:11 PM
      #13
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by Captain Evil    
    Do you do fecals after de-worming also, to see whether or not it's been effective? We did that with my low-resistance horse, but is it normally necessary?
    There is a certain time frame depending on which type of dewormer you use. I can't remember what they are, you'd have to ask your vet.
         
        01-16-2013, 09:10 AM
      #14
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by Captain Evil    
    Do you do fecals after de-worming also, to see whether or not it's been effective? We did that with my low-resistance horse, but is it normally necessary?

    We do follow the vets recommendation.

    For example: We did a fecal in October, wormed in November based on the fecal results from October. We then did a fecal in December. All horses were worm free (yay!), so we were told by the vet to do a fecal in March and then we will worm accordingly.

    This seems to work. My horse, he lives with 2 others, is considered the "shedder" of the group. His worm count when I got him a year ago, was the highest the vet had ever seen! I have been following a worming protocol set by my vet. This last fecal, he tested worm free. I can't tell you how exciting that is!
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        01-16-2013, 04:12 PM
      #15
    Green Broke
    I haven't done a post-worming FEC primarily because I've never had any eggs show up in the pre-worming FEC. If I had a moderate to high level observed in the FEC prior to worming, I'd probably do a follow-up.
         
        01-16-2013, 09:58 PM
      #16
    Weanling
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    This seems to work. My horse, he lives with 2 others, is considered the "shedder" of the group. His worm count when I got him a year ago, was the highest the vet had ever seen! I have been following a worming protocol set by my vet. This last fecal, he tested worm free. I can't tell you how exciting that is!
    Oh, yes, I totally get it! My Arab was a "shedder" and always was high in egg counts, seemingly no matter what we did. My vet finally got really aggressive, and that is when I started the Strongid feed through: double dose of Anthelcide EQ and then double dose of Strongid for a whole bucket! Then that vet left town, and I went to a traditional 8-week rotatation along with the rest of the barn horses. Finally did a fecal, and he was through the roof with ascarids! So, I took it upon myself to do a power pack Panacure, spent about $400.00 on it, and almost killed my horse. So, yeah, worm free is AWESOME!!!
         
        01-17-2013, 07:38 AM
      #17
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by Captain Evil    
    Oh, yes, I totally get it! My Arab was a "shedder" and always was high in egg counts, seemingly no matter what we did. My vet finally got really aggressive, and that is when I started the Strongid feed through: double dose of Anthelcide EQ and then double dose of Strongid for a whole bucket! Then that vet left town, and I went to a traditional 8-week rotatation along with the rest of the barn horses. Finally did a fecal, and he was through the roof with ascarids! So, I took it upon myself to do a power pack Panacure, spent about $400.00 on it, and almost killed my horse. So, yeah, worm free is AWESOME!!!

    Congrats! I can't tell you how happy I was when I got the last report that my horse was worm free! Yes it is AWESOME!

    I know the cost is crazy,(my guy weighs just over 2,000 pounds so I have to double the dose everytime!) and I am sick every time I fill him with "poison" but I know in the long run it will help him.
         

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