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post #1 of 6 Old 07-22-2011, 02:46 PM Thread Starter
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Proper Worming?

I do not own a horse yet but have been riding for a couple years and I am wondering how the whole deworming your horse works? I figured I should learn this stuff BEFORE purchasing Like how often do people deworm there horses? Do you use the same wormer everytime? because I think I heard a lady say you use a different worming depending on the time of year or something????? Not really sure but any way I am curious to learn this proper care!
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post #2 of 6 Old 07-22-2011, 03:42 PM
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You should pull a fecal test for your horse. Depending on the results decides which wormer to use. You need to contact your vet for the fecal test. It is not very expensive, especially if you drop of the fecal sample your self. I pay $5/test when i drop the sample off. I would recomend pulling a sample with in a week of moving your horse to his/her new facility.
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post #3 of 6 Old 07-22-2011, 11:49 PM
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I agree, have their poo tested. Worming methods have changed recently.

Most vets want to do a fecal test, THEN decide which wormer to use and when.

The OLD way of six week rotational worming without proper testing is a thing of the past.

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Getting a sample of manure tested for worms before using anything is the most recent advice for worming, but a lot of people still do the "traditional" 6-8 week wormer schedule, and they rotate between different wormers in an effort to keep the parasites from becoming resistant to any one in particular.

I lease a horse, and the owner still comes out every 8 weeks to worm him :roll: One of several things that I'll update if I can ever convince her to sell him to me...
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ya it make sense to have their 'poo' tested
Thanks for everyones advice and help!!
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post #6 of 6 Old 07-23-2011, 11:40 AM
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There's a few different methods. Some people believe you should only worm a few times a year, others do it regularly every 6-8 weeks. The new method of thinking is to have a fecal done and only worm based on the results of the fecal.
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