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post #11 of 20 Old 10-19-2009, 02:20 PM
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Wait... you have a foal on limited hay and free choice grain? Or am I missing something?


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Grain doesn't build body weight or mass, it's hay, and other forage\roughage that does. I would suggest that you switch the current free choice option to hay...unless what she is getting free choice is a mineral, which is fine, but I would still give her access to hay at all times. You may want to add some kind of feed that is designed for babies too; such as strategy, or a feed specifically for 'growth'. These will have a better balance of what she needs to grow properly.

Again, though, I would get her on a free choice hay as that is what will help her gain weight and body mass the best. A horse can live without grain, really, but roughage, free choice, or spread out into several feedings (for the adult horse)is what is necessary.

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Sorry if I was unclear. Omelene 300 is for broodmares lactating mares and growing foals. Its 16% protein. She is fed her grain in the middle of the day to get the most out of it. She gets the time in the hay and then is kicked out on a 40 acre pasture for the rest of the day. The hay is an alfalfa grass mix. The Natures Essentials free balance is a supplement to top off whatever she isnt getting from her feed. So I don't really know whats going on.
I just dewormed them again. Would there be any affect of deworming within a month/ a month and a half?
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She is very skinny, and has long pasterns.
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post #15 of 20 Old 10-20-2009, 08:26 AM
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Other than ridding them of any worms that may have cropped up in the mean time, there shouldn't be any adverse affects from being dewormed so soon. I believe tests were done and horses were given 8 dewormers in a single day and showed no ill effects.

You haven't mentioned what type of dewormer you are using. Try to use a broad spectrum one. What we do is alternate between dewormers (our horses get dewormed every 3 months) to ensure that they are covered for all the nasties!

Regarding your query on whether your new horse could've brought worms in, yes it is definitely a possibility. :)
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No idea about the showing stuff, but I wanted to say, I love the picture of her laying in the hay!!!

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She's cute! I love the pic of her in the hay!

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Other than ridding them of any worms that may have cropped up in the mean time, there shouldn't be any adverse affects from being dewormed so soon. I believe tests were done and horses were given 8 dewormers in a single day and showed no ill effects.
Thats good to know.
I used a generic ivermectin the first time. This time I used the full dose for tapeworms with tape care plus.

I love the picture of her laying in the as well! Shes the sweetest baby.
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Other than ridding them of any worms that may have cropped up in the mean time, there shouldn't be any adverse affects from being dewormed so soon. I believe tests were done and horses were given 8 dewormers in a single day and showed no ill effects.

You haven't mentioned what type of dewormer you are using. Try to use a broad spectrum one. What we do is alternate between dewormers (our horses get dewormed every 3 months) to ensure that they are covered for all the nasties!

Regarding your query on whether your new horse could've brought worms in, yes it is definitely a possibility. :)
I'm very curious as to who conducted this study, and what kind of dewormer they used. Something like an ivermectin has a fairly large safety margin, you could overdose it quite badly with no reaction from most horses, but you have to be very careful with horses' weights with a moxidectin product, as there is very little safety margin and it is relatively easy to overdose a horse.
I couldn't imagine anyone wanting to even attempt an 8 time overdose, and if they did, I am quite shocked that it had no ill effects. Was this study done on a broad range of horses? Many questions pop into my mind.


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You should go into that paddock and clean out those loose boards and bail twine all over the ground. Pretty dangerous.

AS for her weight. She looks a bit unhealthy to me. Is she on a good feeding program? is she getting de-wormed regularly you said? I would look into trying a different one. Try rotating them around.

She looks like a darling and I love her marking. I think she'll be a really pretty mare but she doesn't paint a healthy pic to me. She looks a lot like Calypso(a filly I owned) when she first moved over to my place from manitoba. Needed lots of TLC.
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