- As a rule of thumb, all horses need to be dewormed every 6 to 8 weeks.
- It’s always important that you ask your vet to tell you which dewormers you should for this time of the year.
- Cleaning up the piles of manure in your horse’s barn and dumping them somewhere else can eliminate worms.
- Always check the dewormer’s instructions on how to administer your horse. If there’s a ring on the syringe, turn it so your horse gets the correct amount for his weight.
- If your horse detests being dewormed, grab a used syringe, rinse and clean it out and fill it with something your horse likes, like applesauce or molasses. Shoot this in his mouth every once in a while.
- This would make him not scared of syringes and wouldn’t mind getting dewormed.
- After shooting the equine wormers paste into his mouth, clutch his head up for a couple of seconds to make certain that he does not spit the medicine!
- Always check the expiration date of the dewormer. If it’s been on a shelf too long it won’t work appropriately.
- Make sure that the horse’s mouth is empty before deworming him.
- Worms can acquire a resistance to a dewormer if it is administered all of the time. It is appropriate to rotate your dewormers. Ask your vet for a horse wormer rotation schedule.
- If your horse looks skinny and his coat isn’t shiny, he might have worms.
- Worms thrive in moist and warm environments so it’s important to get your horses checked for worms in the spring and summer.
- A dog digesting horse dewormers can make it very ill, so make sure you clean any spit paste and throw the syringes after use.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Here are some tips before using equine wormers: