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  • Miniature horse wormer rotation schedule

 
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    11-07-2010, 10:41 PM
  #11
Green Broke
I imagine either or can do it. It's just checking to see if your animal is wormy.
The best way is to do a fecal exam but most people I know don't...I don't. My horses are perfectly fine.I have to worm Bambi one more time with a different type of wormer and she will be good till spring time.
     
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    11-08-2010, 08:34 AM
  #12
Weanling
Thanks Gidget! I have had both these minis less than a year...so I was thinking maybe I should get one fecal done, just to see where I stand with them.

Looking forward to hearing anyone else's opinion, also!
     
    11-08-2010, 01:21 PM
  #13
Green Broke
Anytime.
I am sure one fecal a year would be fine if you feel it's a must but majority of people I know just get the wormer themselves and don't bother with the fecal.
     
    11-08-2010, 08:53 PM
  #14
Yearling
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Originally Posted by Gidget    
anytime.
I am sure one fecal a year would be fine if you feel it's a must but majority of people I know just get the wormer themselves and don't bother with the fecal.
If they don't get the fecal, how do they know what wormer to get? There is no way to know without a fecal, therefore no way to PROPERLY deworm without getting one done. I'll admit I haven't done it yet, I just powerpaked my girls (though not the best time in the year, but I could finally afford it so I wanted to) but from now on I plan on getting fecals done.
     
    11-08-2010, 09:02 PM
  #15
Weanling
They have sets you can purchase that include a year's rotation of wormer and a schedule for it. Might be something you'd be interested in.
     
    11-08-2010, 09:13 PM
  #16
Started
I use the Safeguard program (Google safeguard barn chart)

And yes, Quest can be bad if the minis get a large over dose. Which happened once with mine, the thing slipped and he ended up getting a 1250 pound dose of Zimectrin Gold. "Supposedly" had that been Quest, which gives less room for error, he might have had issues.
     
    11-08-2010, 09:21 PM
  #17
Yearling
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Originally Posted by DressageIsToDance    
They have sets you can purchase that include a year's rotation of wormer and a schedule for it. Might be something you'd be interested in.
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Originally Posted by New_image    
I use the Safeguard program (Google safeguard barn chart)
Those are not accurate, if you think about it - how could they possibly be? They can't detect what worms your horses will get and when and then when you put climate into consideration...I wonder if they sell the same sets everywhere regardless of the year round climates? Hmmm. They can do their best but you can never be sure. It's pretty much a marketing strategy IMO not a good worming plan nor one I would ever consider using.
     
    11-08-2010, 09:30 PM
  #18
Started
I didn't ask if you thought it was accurate or if you'd use it. I answered the question, but thankyou.

To the OP... I have my horses fecal tested by our vetternarian two-three times yearly, this schedule keeps on top of everything and has worked great on my in-coming rescue horses as well. The three days double dose of Safeguard seems to boot any and everything, all newbies get this then go on the schedule.
     
    11-08-2010, 09:36 PM
  #19
Weanling
Kmdstar...I am not trying to say fecal testing isn't a good idea. But there is no need for you to come on here and start firing off at everyone who suggests something that does not involve testing.

When you have multiple horses, it can become expensive to test every single time you worm. IMHO, the programs (like the one New_image mentioned is a great example), in combination with a couple of tests or so a year is just fine.
     
    11-08-2010, 09:46 PM
  #20
Yearling
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Originally Posted by New_image    
I didn't ask if you thought it was accurate or if you'd use it. I answered the question, but thankyou.
Well golly gee I'll make sure to never give my opinion again!

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Originally Posted by DressageIsToDance    
Kmdstar...I am not trying to say fecal testing isn't a good idea. But there is no need for you to come on here and start firing off at everyone who suggests something that does not involve testing.

When you have multiple horses, it can become expensive to test every single time you worm. IMHO, the programs (like the one New_image mentioned is a great example), in combination with a couple of tests or so a year is just fine.
I'm sorry if everyone here thinks I am 'firing off' at everyone when I'm only trying to explain that the dewormer sets can not be accurate so shouldn't be counted on. BUT I can see my opinion is CLEARLY not wanted, so I'll just leave this thread - I wouldn't want to 'fire off' at anyone else. Have a wonderful day!
     

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