Time to worm - The Horse Forum
 2Likes
  • 2 Post By wetrain17
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 Old 02-12-2013, 01:15 PM Thread Starter
Weanling
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 442
• Horses: 6
Time to worm

Alright so im going to worm the horses and cows today. I am reading about all the different wormers and i usually use a rotational yearly supply but i want something a little stronger right now because i added a few calves to the herd and i dont know if they have been wormed before. I have cow wormer. just wondering what kind of horse wormer to use, something a little stronger then the cheap strongid paste i usually use this time of year. Any suggestions, if not ill just use the strongid. thanks :)

If your horse thinks your the greatest person in the world dont seek a second opinion.
Animallover707 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 Old 02-12-2013, 08:31 PM Thread Starter
Weanling
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 442
• Horses: 6
Ok so i didnt get wormer today the little feed store only carried one kind and upon examination i saw that it was a month over the date, so were several of the guys suppliments so im not shopping there anymore especially because he tried to tell me it would still work, but its not worth the risk. So gonna make a time tyo drive over to the nearest city and get some.

If your horse thinks your the greatest person in the world dont seek a second opinion.
Animallover707 is offline  
post #3 of 5 Old 02-13-2013, 10:33 AM
Started
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 1,824
• Horses: 0
It doesn't matter how strong the wormer is; if its not designed to kill the species of worms your horse has, it won't do anything. Pull a fecal, get it tested, and know what to worm for.

This is what happens when you have democrats in office
wetrain17 is offline  
post #4 of 5 Old 02-13-2013, 06:08 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 113
• Horses: 1
I agree with wetrain. You definitly need to get fecal exams to see what to worm for and even if you should worm. You'd be surprised to know that a lot of times people worm their horses when they don't even need to be wormed. We get fecals done twice a year through are vet, spring and fall. Last year the horses didn't have any worms. And if we didn't get their fecals tested we wouldn't have known!! We would have wormed them for nothing! And so many times people are shoving poisen down a horse's throat for worms they don't even have. So I'd recomeend getting fecals done first....before wasting time and money (and extra poisen your horses might not need) on deworming.
PaintMare is offline  
post #5 of 5 Old 02-13-2013, 06:32 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Alberta
Posts: 1,018
• Horses: 1
Ivermectin has a very broad spectrum. There is also Ivermectin for cattle as well, and I think it can also be used for horses. Here are vet recommends deworming every three months at the different times of year to nail the different parasites at the different life cycles. Its best to talk to a vet in your area for what to use with all your animals and at what times of year. Your animals will always have parasites, its a matter of keeping them under control to keep them happy and healthy.
Spotted is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Would it be okay to worm him again? Cowgirls Boots Horse Health 5 01-12-2013 07:41 PM
how often do you de-worm? RunJumpRide Horse Health 10 12-13-2011 08:07 AM
To worm or not to worm when moving to a new grazing?? Kingzy Horse Health 3 06-13-2011 01:12 PM
How To De-Worm Her? xxJustJumpItxx Horse Health 20 01-27-2011 01:37 PM
When not to Worm britinva Horse Health 3 10-20-2009 01:58 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome