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Postby Alice » Mon May 07, 2007 6:47 pm

How often?

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Postby Running Arrow Bill » Mon May 07, 2007 7:09 pm

We worm every 3-4 months. Rotate between Ivermectin and Exodus. Exodus is the "generic" brand of Pyrantel Paomate.

We used quest, strongid, and other brand names in past. Way too expensive. Buy ours in carton/case lots from Valley Vet.
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Postby Alice » Mon May 07, 2007 7:24 pm

Thanks, Bill.

We do worm quarterly, yet we just acquired another horse (dear God), and are worried that it hasn't been wormed in a very long while or in a timely manner.

We wormed him with Ivermectin and wonder if we should reworm him sooner and if it would harm him if we did. I noticed today that there was bot larvae in his poop.

I guess, the bottom line is...maybe we should ask the vet...but when we took him in for vaccinations nothing was said about it and taking him back in...oy vey.

I've probably answered my own question.

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Postby Stepper » Mon May 07, 2007 9:12 pm

Alice,

I dont think all wormers will kill bots, ziemetricine gold will get them though. And you might consider having it tube wormed the first time arround if it looks bad wormy.
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Postby Alice » Mon May 07, 2007 9:53 pm

Stepper wrote:Alice,

I dont think all wormers will kill bots, ziemetricine gold will get them though. And you might consider having it tube wormed the first time arround if it looks bad wormy.


Thanks much, Stepper...we will definitely look into that. :)

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Postby holly heifer » Tue May 08, 2007 7:26 am

Rotate quarterly with ivermectin and pyrantal. Strongid
2X daily wormer. That stuff is great! I have improved feed
efficiency, better haircoats, decreased hoof problems. My
fecals are negative. :)
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Postby Alice » Tue May 08, 2007 7:28 am

Thank you, mam... :)

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Postby DrumRunner728 » Tue May 08, 2007 8:01 am

We rotate wormers between pyrantel pamoate and ivermectin, and worm every six weeks. It's easy to remember because we always worm when the farrier comes.
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Postby MillIronQH » Tue May 08, 2007 5:01 pm

Alice you might want to think about doing a PowerPak with fenbendazole. That's five days everyday. We do all of ours every spring. Other then that we go every three month on pasture horse and every six weeks on anythin that is being kept up close.

As far as types go we use the cattle versions most of the time. Ivermec injectable given orally is the same thing and the same dosage as Ivermectin paste and is about half the cost per dose. For the PowerPaks we use Safe Guard Cattle Wormer. It works out to be about 1/3 the cost of the equine version the Vets love to sell. We order ours from Valley Vet.

Of course the best part with the liquids is that all you have to do is squirt it on their feed and walk off. :D Z
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Postby Alice » Tue May 08, 2007 5:25 pm

Ahhhh, I'm liking this better all the time...squirt it on the feed...less cost. :)

Thanks, Zack

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Postby flaboy? » Thu May 31, 2007 6:32 am

I worm and rotate every 8 weeks but then we have all those squiggly bugs down here.
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Postby Hipy » Sat Jun 02, 2007 10:33 am

This is a good basic rotation for adult horses

February: Ivermectin or Quest

April: Strongid or Anthelcide

June: Ivermectin:

August: Strongid or Anthelcide

October: Ivermectin/Praziquantal or Quest/Praziqauntal

December: Stongid or Anthelcide

Print it out and put in on your fridge! ;-)
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