Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Hour and a Half from Town!
Quest will work great, I had wormed mine three weeks before the vet came to do a check and they were still counting high. Dosed them with quest and all's well. Do make sure the vet does another check, could be they need another round.
As for the actual worming, if they tie well, tie them, stick it in the corner of their mouth between their teeth, inject, then lift their head so they will swallow. If he doesn't, loop the lead through a ring or around a post and have someone hold the end while you work on the worming. Mostly he'll throw his head up a bit, have friend pull it down once he lowers it back and be ready to slip it in. You don't have to insert it fully in his mouth, just aim for the corner over his tounge being careful not to jab his palate. Practice holding the paste with one hand, palm on the bottom of the syringe, top two fingers on the base of the paste. I'm quick as lightening! Have small hands, but I make it work!
I had a pony that would rear, thankfully I could hold her and reach her head to get it in. Goober horse. I'd just start doing it the right way now instead of using an aid. He'll get used to it.
You can get a lot further with a ladder than you can with crutches!! What do you mean what do I mean?