Worming Donkeys, Mules and Horses
- Remove manure daily from paddock, stalls and pastures.
- Be sure pastures and paddocks are well-drained and not overpopulated.
- Compost manure rather than spreading it on fields where horses graze.
- Use a feeder for hay. Do not feed on the ground.
- Initiate effective fly control programs.
- Give a fecal sample to your vet in the spring and fall. Tape wormer Ivermectrin is given every year in the fall after the first frost. Fecal samples do not detect tape wormer.
- Weigh your equine to know the weight. Select Tape Weigh Equine When giving the wormer be sure to hold the head up as most donkeys will spit the wormer out.
Slow Feeder – Prevents Parasites and Slows Down Eating, No Wasted Hay
Select Hay Pillow
Fecal Sample – Ask your vet to check the poop out. Your vet is the best source for parasite control. Why? Parasites are becoming resistant to the wormer. The immune system is compromised when we over worm and the equine has no parasites.
Over worming creates resistant parasites to the wormer. It is very difficult to remove and spreads the parasites to all the equine on the farm. Please understand this is a fact not a myth.