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COWCHICK77 03-02-2012 11:30 AM

Time off after deworming
 
Do you guys give your horses time off after deworming?
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mls 03-02-2012 11:36 AM

No.

If you the horse is UTD on routine farrier, dental and health related needs, unless the farrier or vet advise differently - I see no reason to not treat them as I would any other day.

COWCHICK77 03-02-2012 12:01 PM

That's what I was thinking too.
Then I was just reading about it on a website, some give only a day off some give a few off depending on how bad infestation. Also giving amost a week off after getting their shots? I have had horses be a little sore or lathargic the next day but not a week. I don't remember having horses not feeling good after dewormimg either. So I was just curious on others thoughts and experiences on this....
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hoopla 03-02-2012 12:27 PM

I tend to always do mine when they have 2 days free of riding and/or driving anyway.

loveduffy 03-02-2012 12:34 PM

I give my guys the day off just make me feel better about it

PaintHorseMares 03-02-2012 01:38 PM

Our mares are back to work right after worming or shots. None of it seems to bother them in the least.

MacabreMikolaj 03-02-2012 01:54 PM

Yeah we've never given ours time off, but we've also never had any adverse reactions and never noticed any sluggishness. Ours are all dewormed and vaccinated on schedule, every year/every 3 months. If I was giving a new vaccination, I'd probably give them 24 hours just to ensure no reactions.

Hoofprints in the Sand 03-02-2012 02:07 PM

Nope, I don't give my mare any time off after worming. However, with vaccinations (spring shots/fall shots) when there are several given at a time I have noticed she gets kinda sleepy so I don't really work her that same day, I'll wait until the next day.

spirit88 03-02-2012 02:46 PM

I worm and vaccinate and ride the same day doesnt bother my horse one bit.

trailhorserider 03-02-2012 02:56 PM

For vaccinations, my vet just says don't take them out and work them hard that same day. So I never ride the same day just to be safe.

I will usually do the same for deworming, just deworm on a day I don't plan to ride anyway.


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