Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Middle Tennessee
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It is best that she learn to accept a syringe.
My rescued Arab would rear, in the beginning, if I dared get near his mouth with a syring. I was strong enough back then to hold onto his halter and hold him down while he tried rearing.
Once he grudgingly accepted the syring (which I dosed him quickly at the back of his mouth), his next very clever trick was to hold the meds until I took the halter off. He would walk away and spit it out, lollollol
He did that once:). I had to walk him and massage his throat at the same time. That horse could hold his "swallow" for almost five minutes, lollol
For now putting the worm meds in the feed pan is ok but, as has been commented, it has to be cloroxed out so the dogs and cats can't lick any remnants on the walls of the feed pan. Even remnants that can't be seen can be dangerous.
I have a horse on yucky tasting insulin meds that he refuses to eat in his feed pan. He's been getting those meds in water/pure apple juice via syring twice daily for four years. If he didn't accept a syringe, he would be up that famous creek without a paddle and probably eight feet under by now.
If your horse ever needs ulcer meds, or any sort of liquid antibiotic, it really does have to know how to accept a syringe:)
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I CAN'T ride 'em n slide 'em. I HAVE to lead 'em n feed 'em Thnx cowchick77.