The Natural Horse Vet Magalog

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A few horses on a large pasture would seldom have a problem because horses seldom pick where they have gone to the bathroom if they have enough room. This selective grazing is why wild horses seldom have a problem with parasites. Even horses in 12 X 12 stalls would seldom have a problem if the stalls were picked daily. Get the picture? Crowding is usually the culprit, and the obvious stress associated with it. Other important factors are time of year and where you live. The climate is a major factor in whether or not parasite eggs even develop into a transmissible state. Worms would not likely be a problem in a dry, hot area whereas if the season is warm and moist you might be more concerned. A really cold winter would put a damper on the problem, too. Another potential problem situation might be a horse that has been on a daily wormer most of his life. This horse would never have had the opportunity to develop any natural resistance. Also, it is easy to develop a false sense of security with these products and just never check them.

Don’t make that mistake – remember these classes of dewormers are the type that most parasites do develop resistance to. That is why so many of the newer “generic” ones are 2X, or twice the strength. One more note about such daily products: if you buy a new horse always ask the “daily wormer” history. Sudden exposure to a wormy environment with no resistance could be disastrous. Our horses’ future is in our hands. I don’t expect a lot of change – old habits and old myths are hard to put to rest. I also know I am not making many friends in the “drug” world – but then again my interest is our equine friend, not to “win and influence friends.” It is up to us – you and me. If I knew something was wrong and didn’t do anything about it, well….. that would even be a greater problem. Most people just don’t know. So…. Will you help me tell them? I do ask you to consider checking fecal exams first before you deworm. Consider too, the consequences if you deworm indiscriminately! Most importantly, start asking questions. A good question to begin with would be “is that drug or chemical really necessary?”

I never had a fecal test done before I read Dr Dan's latest informational pamphlet. My horse is a draft cross, ex Premarin foal, and I have been using Bug Check for almost all of the 4 years that I have owned him. People are always amazed at his soft and gleaming white coat. It has always been my preference to not over dose my animals with unnecessary chemicals. Our boarding barn does rotational worming, but I wanted to see what my boy's status was at this point. I am so pleased by the process that you have set up and made available to the general public. I will continue to enjoy the results of your products on my pets. -Tory

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