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(big 17hh Warmblood)
How important is it to worm your horse. Very!! Here are
Worms can kill a horse by perforating the
Worms can cause death by causing Colic, which
can lead to death.
A wormy horse never has a nice coat.
Worms affect the color of your horse. A wormy
steel grey horse will turn lighter grey as do the Australian Blue Heeler
Dogs when they need worming. In fact, I can tell if the brand of wormer
that I am using at the time has even worked properly. Within 2 weeks, the
grey horse should start to noticeably darken.
Worms can make a horse hurt inside and this can
lead to behavioral problems, even buck jumping.
OTHER IMPORTANT FACTORS
- Change your wormer brands regularly.
- Use wormers that do different worm groups.
- Granules are a poor alternative to proper
worming product and have limited effect.
Use a wormer that includes botiside during that
Some wormers do not kill certain worms of
concern. ie. Tape Worm, Bots, etc.
I CAN'T WORM MY HORSE
Horses hate being wormed and soon learn evasion
tactics to avoid it. We, as owners, must force our horses to be wormed and
to swallow the wormer. It doesn't all happen by accident.
This is why a fair percentage of negligent horse
owners' do not worm their horses. Others go for the easy way out, granules
and of late, flavored wormers are appearing on the market. However, nothing
can replace good horsemanship and control over your horse.
I have never met a horse that I cannot worm or that
I cannot influence to improve next time. Why then, do so many people fail
with this procedure?
A lack of horsemanship skill and knowledge,
caused by a negligent educational system
The fact that so many horses do not tie up
properly to a solid hitching rail.
(See: Training horses to tie up &
Halter Breaking the Foal.)
- That once a horse learns to evade and gets a
victory over its owner, it gets progressively worse from that day on.
Worm your horse regularly with molasses, not
If you do not want to waste your expensive
wormer, get taught how to pull a horses tongue out of it's mouth so that
you can squirt the wormer behind the large bulge in the tongue. This is
what the horse uses to get spit the wormer out. As you inject the wormer,
let the tongue go, which slides backwards, taking the wormer down the
Immediately after shooting the wormer into the
mouth, hold the horses head high in the air with your hand under the chin,
thus stopping it spitting wormer out.
Also, have a finger in the side of the mouth
and tickling the tongue. This promotes the chewing and swallowing rather
than tight lips holding the wormer in the mouth until you are not looking.
Just like kids with peas.
So there is no excuse for not worming your horse.
You owe it to the horse and it is your duty as a responsible horse owner.