~~~An Etude Of Worms~~~

~~~An Etude Of Worms~~~

Okay…..parasites probably have nothing to do with music…

I was just trying to impress you with using the word “etude”…

I was trying to sound cultured…

…..I’ll stop now…..

But, parasites are a big issue with animals in the sunny/humid/hot/petri-dish we call Florida…

Everyone with hooves and paws and claws gets wormed here………….regularly…

I think I’ve mentioned before, that when I asked my Internist if we (humans) should be wormed regularly…….

…..she just looked at me like I was crazy…….

…..well, I think she’s crazy…….

…..why would us, as mammals, be exempt from being hosts to parasites…….?

I don’t really want to think about it…….but it does make logical sense…..doesn’t it…….?

…..well, it does…..

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Addy is due to foal soon…

Why Is Addy’s Headstall Strap Twisted?

We want her to be worm-free (or as close as possible) when she foals…

We need to be careful with the type of anthelmintic that we use on her because of her pregnancy…

Worming Addy

***(I just wanted to use the word “anthelmintic” to impress…..just like “etude”)

***(Did it work?)

***(It’s a “woody word”)~~a la~~ ***Monty Python’s “Woody Sketch”***

Addy, like all the horses, has been on a regular (every six weeks) worming schedule.

It appears it’s not enough for the big girl and her baby.

How do I know this, you may well ask…..?

Well…….

I check her butt daily…

Yes I do…

I even have photos…

Yes I do…

Addy’s Butt (& company)—–A Strongyle Worm

Plus, I’ve seen her rubbing her posterior to itch it…….a sure-fire sign of intestinal worms…

Brave Rubbing His Backside On A Hay Bale

***Strongyle Worms In Horses***

Doctor Stevie Wonder and I have been talking about what to do…

I’ve already wormed her for tape worms with an appropriate wormer for pregnant horses…

Along with the mainstay of Ivermectin (which we have already discussed in the previous post)

Wormer & Medicine

We think it’s time for a Panacur PowerPac…….it’s a five-day protocol…

Sounds dramatic, doesn’t it?

Panacur Powerpac Horse Dewormer

ITEM #I6A1

$69.99

Panacur Powerpac Horse Dewormer

Panacur Powerpac Horse Dewormer is used to aid in the treatment of large and small strongyles, pinworms. PowerPac is 5 (57 g) tubes. Read More

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Parasites?…….Or Bean Sprouts?…….Have I Forever Ruined Egg Foo Yung For You?

It’s active ingredient is Fenbendazole…….(green-apple flavored)…….yummy.

I like saying Fenbendazole……

(…..that’s another “woody word”)…

(…..I like saying “Iditarod” too)…

…….okay, I’ll stop now…….

 

 

 

 

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