bearvalley wrote:What Don Bliss is saying is very true. Parasites have developed a resistance to ivermectin based products. We first noticed this several years ago when worming our horses. It seemed like some always appeared "wormy" no matter what product was used on them. All the paste, liquid, injectable and pour on dewormers contained ivermectin as the base. We then started to break the cycle by going back to using panacur (fenbendazole) for 2 wormings and the an ivermectin product.
After sitting in on one of Don's presentations we've gone to an annual spring worming with Safegaurd on both our cattle and horses.The rest of the year it's with ivermectin products. The big advantage is being able to feed it with mineral instead of putting everything thru a chute.
Faster horses wrote:One other little thing that might be of interest; if you paste worm your horses, Safeguard paste is the same as Panacur, only it's a lot cheaper. When it's labeled for horses, it costs more.
bearvalley wrote:Faster horses wrote:One other little thing that might be of interest; if you paste worm your horses, Safeguard paste is the same as Panacur, only it's a lot cheaper. When it's labeled for horses, it costs more.
That's the truth when you say "if it's labeled for horses, it costs more"
I'm a bit of a redneck and have a good redneck vet for a friend. We've done some unpatented worming programs on a bunch of horses with no ill results. A couple that worked just as well as the pastes or the ivermectin liquid for horses were the Dectomax injectable and Cydectin pour on. The only problem was that all these products came from the same family therefor the parasites developed a resistance. That's were the Safegaurd or Panacur came in to break the cycle.
To top it off, when your worming over 150 ponies it's a lot easier to feed them wormer free choice for a while in their mineral than it is to give them each a blast in the mouth.
graybull wrote:More Drugs............Better Drugs.....
Who administerd the drugs when cattle were wild?