RE: [equineveterinarymedicine] Re: Need ideas to get horse to take wormer
- GET A CARROT SCRAPE IT, IN THIN PCS , MIX THE WORMER, LIKE AMASH, THE PASTE WILL MIX WITH THE CARROT, THEY WILL EAT IT, ITWORKS FOR THOSE SILLY HORSES WHO DONT LIKE PASTE
I ordered a dose syringe from Heartland Veterinary Supply and have been dosing my girl with it now for a week. I love it.
She would try to avoid the syringe but has been very easy to dose liquid slurry. I can easily slip the tip (it's about 4 inches long with
a nice 'ball' on the end) into her corner of her mouth and squirt it in.
They have a 20 ml and I think a 60 ml, but have a variety of dose and repeater syringes.
Link is here to the page with the variety of syringes:
http://www.heartlan dvetsupply. com/cart/ index.php? cPath=2_51Are you dosing the paste wormers, I'm guessing? Maybe you can make them a slurry with something better tasting (like applesauce?) for her. Another trick that I've used is a slice of bread. If they like bread as a treat, I make a wormer sandwich (may have to do 1/2 at a time so she doesn't taste it). It may take a few times as a treat, but if she really likes bread, it's easy to dose them with it. I do my donkey's this way and usually one sandwich works fine for them. The 1000#'s get more medication so they may get 2 sandwiches.I normally give the liquid Ivermectin to mine and now using the dose syringe I got, it will be a lot simpler! I don't have any fussing from her getting the dose syringe tip into her mouth like I do if I'm using a syringe or paste wormer.Just a couple thoughts for you!RitaIndiana
--- In equineveterinarymed icine@yahoogroups. com, "DeAnna"
<zimsjurney@. ..> wrote:
> Ugg. I have a Appy who will not take his wormer. I have tried the
> sneak approach. I have put the bit in his mouth and then tried to
> squirt the wormer in. He acts like a fruit and I end up wearing most
> it. My last resort was putting some on a treat and giving it to him
> he spit it out. Any ideas will be welcome. DeAnna C. in Marengo, OH
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- I actually bought years ago a plastic bit that you use to worm your horse. It is hollow. You put it on the horse like a normal bit, then squirt the wormer solution into the center of the bit. It goes in the horse's mouth through holes in the plastic. I've used it a few times, but most of my horses now take the wormer without too much trouble...
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