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post #11 of 16 Old 10-24-2014, 06:21 PM
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Vet's that won't switch to testing after seeing all of the research worry me personally
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post #12 of 16 Old 10-27-2014, 12:04 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by stevenson View Post
I had one horse that took two attempts at the set of 3 and I swear she pooped a snake. She was fat, just had the runs.
Yikes! That must have been uncomfortable for her.
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post #13 of 16 Old 10-27-2014, 12:07 PM Thread Starter
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Well, I think her colic was unrelated to the worming. We just figured out this weekend that she has been stealing her pasture mates food! So for a while she was getting a double dose of feed!

Her pasture mate has been moved so that he can gain some weight. Hopefully Ana will lose some weight in the process.
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post #14 of 16 Old 10-27-2014, 01:00 PM
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Originally Posted by frlsgirl View Post
My vet doesn't believe in fecal egg count because not all worms shed, or something like that; he recommends the rotational wormer.
Does your vet "believe" in staying CURRENT with the research? (Doesn't sound like it.)

Deworming 6 times a year is the exact reason that worms are becoming resistant. The American Veterinary Medial Association recognizes that this is a huge problem and that you should do fecals to determine exactly what your horse needs.

I can't comment on the colic issue, because I've never had a horse colic from the deworming, but I can comment that you are over-medicating your horse. Your vet should know that.

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post #15 of 16 Old 10-27-2014, 02:09 PM Thread Starter
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Ok. Thanks Brittany ;)
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post #16 of 16 Old 10-27-2014, 02:17 PM
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I don't actually use horse wormer anymore. What we use is called Diatomaceous earth, its actually good for the horses and will kill all the parasites in their body. It won't harm them at all. And its got minerals and a lot that they need. You can also use it on their body to keep bugs off of them. Its non toxic and the parasites can't live through it. It's very sharp to the worms (Like powder to us and them) and works very well. And humans can consume it too. We actually drink it in water, milk, and orange juice and its very good for us. Diatomaceous earth | The Equine Nutrition Nerd
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