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        10-31-2012, 05:32 PM
    Originally Posted by verona1016    
    The latest recommendation is to do a fecal egg count (FEC) before worming to make sure you're using the correct type of deworming product to target the types of worms your horse has. It's very quick and inexpensive to do an FEC- you can usually take a sample in to your vet's office- no need for a farm call.

    Tapeworms and encysted strongyles won't show up on a FEC, though, so you should also deworm with a product that kills them at least once a year. In addition to the ones deserthorse mentioned, Quest Plus also kills tapeworms. Only Quest, Quest Plus and Panacur PowerPac will kill encysted strongyles.

    This year, I've done two FEC's on my horse and both came up clean, so he only got Ivermectin in the spring (along with all the horses at my barn) and will get Quest Plus after the first frost.
    Thanks, Verona
    Actually, Panacur Powerpac is the only one who kills ALL stages of encysted larvae.
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        10-31-2012, 05:40 PM
    Originally Posted by Wallee    
    Oh I was always under the impression I had to deworm every month, heard that all my life.
    As Verona explained, its not necessary. And with picking poop daily, be it drylot or pasture and of course, stalls or run-in, they don't pick up any new wormeggs, provided all horses are on the same schedule and deemed worm-free.
    Keeping clean is especially important with the small strongyles, since they climb up on straw and grass, ready to be ingested.
    I always timed my deworming so I could do only one a year, to get bots and tapeworms too since they have different way of entering a horse's body.
        10-31-2012, 06:27 PM
    Green Broke
    Originally Posted by deserthorsewoman    
    Thanks, Verona
    Actually, Panacur Powerpac is the only one who kills ALL stages of encysted larvae.
    I wasn't aware there were different stages of encysted larvae... I guess I found my next topic to read up on
        10-31-2012, 06:32 PM
    Seems like they migrate before they eventually arrive in the intestine. And there is one stage which neither Quest will get. And Panacur only because it's more than double dose given 5 times, basically, from what I understand.
        10-31-2012, 09:15 PM
    Here are some pics I took this evening!

    Here is a photo of that new feed.

    Pic of the hay.

    Sadie is the sorrel and thunder is the bay!
        10-31-2012, 09:16 PM
    Here is the feed I have used for the last few months
        10-31-2012, 09:26 PM
    Green Broke
    They look in good weight to me. If anything just some muscle building needs to be done.
        10-31-2012, 09:36 PM
    They are both FINE! No need to gain. A little lacking in muscle tone but that will come with work.
    Seeing your hayfeeder....lot of waste. Have a look at roundbale slowfeeder haynets. They make them eat little at a time, all the time, very natural, and no spoilage, no sticking head in the bale and inhaling all kinds of dust(heaves!). Lots of folks here on the forum use them, the big ones or, like me, small ones.

    One thing I would like to add to their diet is flaxseed. Makes them shiny and gives them the omega fatty acids lacking in a drylot diet. I use Omega Horseshine.
        10-31-2012, 09:37 PM
    Double post, oops
        10-31-2012, 10:03 PM
    Where can you get a hay net?

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