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Natural Worming/De-Worming Information From The Natural Horse Vet

Video: “Today’s Deworming… a Looming Disaster”

Dr. Dan on HorseCity.com’s “At The Clinic” on RFD-TV
“Today’s Deworming… Looming Disaster”
(recorded several years ago… ahead of the trend!)

“SHIFT HAPPENS”

Yep, a monumental shift in thinking is happening!

What have been saying for years continues to become more and more the mainstream way of thinking.  As I’ve been connected and active more on the social networks I have found this to be more true than I actually thought before.

Good For Everybody!

Turn up your speakers and use the player below to hear an audio that was recorded years ago. It and other info on this site is something you may find helpful while you do your due diligence for your horse’s health:

Dr. Dan Discusses De-Worming…
Click To Play:

MP3 File

Yep, sometimes “shift happens” and that’s a good thing!
-Dr. Dan

Also:
Video:  Deworming Today’s Looming Disaster
Article: BE “dewormed” OR NOT TO BE “dewormed” – THAT IS THE QUESTION!
Article: Oh CRAP!

 

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You may also enjoy visiting the main question/answer site at AskDrDan.com

Janet’s Worm Check question…

I am interested in knowing what parasites it works on.

Janet

Worm Check is not a chemical dewormer.  It actually works by supporting the horse’s own immune system.  It is really not parasite specific – if that makes sense?  We have found it effective on all common species except bots and tapes, which are impossible to truly test for without killing the horse.  You might be interested in going to www.wormcheck.com for more information on parasites and deworming

Kate- how often to use Worm Check?

Hi Dr. Dan,

How often should you give your horse Wormcheck? Once a month?

I am planning on only deworming my horse for bots once a year and using your Wormcheck product to create an unfavorable environment for parasites the rest of the year, so how often should my horse be given Wormcheck?

Please advise.

Thank you,

Kate K.

My opinion is to Never give any wormer just on a “regular calendar basis”.  Best to do based on need determined by fecal exams. The frequency of these tests should be based on prior test results (if positive more frequent) and age of horse. (The younger the more frequent).  Every 2 to 6 months in general… you might browse through the postings on this site for even more helpful info .

Thanks for asking Kate!

Kim’s question about our fecal exams…

Hi, After a lot of research, I have adopted the suggested approach to Deworming with fecal exams, and limited deworming with pastes based on need, in my 16 year old gelding. I recently bought a fecal exam on your web site, which came back in a timely manor, and was “negative” for any parasites or eggs.  (I want to also incorporate the Bug Check and Herbal Paste you offer on the site, one at a time in the near future, to further increase my horse’s resistance to over infestation.)

My question is: Is the test you offer a Fecal Egg Count Test?  And does it identify the different species of worm eggs that are present?  My results said the test was “negative” for worms.  I think that’s great, but in the future, I want to know, if there are eggs, what the count per gram is, and what species was found present.  It is very hard to find a lab as a non-veterinarian, and I am so happy to have this option to send my horses sample to be tested myself.  I just need to know it is a proper test with reliable, detailed results.

Thanks for all you are doing for our horses and us, as owners.
Kim N.

Good Morning Kim –

The test I do is a simple flotation test.  While it is actually considered a qualitative (+/-) test, not a quantitative  test (actual counts), I do actually count and report the number and species of eggs that I find from the processing of 1 gram of fecal material. This will give you a good idea if you have near to 100 eggs/gram or very few, and allow you to decide whether or not to deworm at the time. It is considered a proper test.  If I find no eggs it simply means that I didn’t find eggs – not necessarily that the horse is totally free of parasites. We encourage frequent testing (every 3-4  months), in order to “stay on top of” the horse’s parasite status.  If I report no eggs seen, and your horse appears “wormy”, we would still encourage you to deworm.
Have a good day and thank you  -

Deb’s questions…

How do you recommend incorporating your dewormer into a rotation schedule ? Also, can it replace all the other dewormers ?

Next question is about bug check. I live in the Chicagoland area & started dosing May 1st before the bugs were bad. Do I still only go 2-3 weeks before reducing the dose and during the worse times do I still only give the 1/2 dose ?

Deb

I don’t suggest to rotate. Doing so leads to resistance of parasites. I suggest to do fecals first then only deworm if they have them. Be sure to read the articles found on this site.

On the Bug Check… give as mush as it takes to control. Any amount is only healthful. Some situations take more. Others less. Keep increasing as needed to desired results than decrease. The only reason for less is economics though.

Thanks For Asking!

Check out these helpful links:

The Natural Horse Vet Magazine:
http://www.DrDanMag.com

What To Feed Your Horse?
http://www.WhatToFeedYourHorse.com

Dr. Dan’s Library:
http://www.DrDanLibrary.com

The Natural Vet On The Net:
http://TheNaturalVet.net

New “Live” Audio from Equine Affaire- “To Be Dewormed or Not To Be”

Here’s the audio recording from a live presentation I did
at the Equine Affaire in Pomona California, February, 2010.

It’s loaded with information about deworming, fecal exams and
so much more in regards to the health of today’s horses.

I might also add that there has been lots of "on target" information
released in other publications just in the past month.

This leads me to only add…

"Finally leading parasitoligists are calling for
fecal exams too instead of "just deworming",
something I’ve said for over a decade.

Simply click the play arrow on the player below or
optionally download the MP3 file to your
computer or audio device:


MP3 File

Also, continue to browse this site, www.WormCheck.com for companion articles,
postings and information.

Especially be sure to read the article here:
http://wormcheck.com/?p=8
 

 

shared with me on facebook…

My daughter just joined a Pony Club. We went to a meeting they were having. The topic; Deworming.

The Vet who spoke said that the new theory is that not all horses should be routinely pasted. That the New protical should be a fecal test first, to determine if your horse needs to be dewormed. I just sat back and smiled.

After the session was over, I was able to tell her and the other participants about Dr. Dan and that this has been his theory for along time.

Hmmmmm, what is old is new again and that isn’t just in the fashion industry.

Mary K. M

Parasite resistance on the upswing…

From Veterinary Practice News…

Parasite Resistance On the Upswing

By Lynn M.Tiffany

Equine parasites are becoming more resistant to dewormers, several veterinarians and equine parasitologists say. They differ on how to handle the problem.

“Multiple studies across the country are showing that entire classes of dewormers are no longer working against small strongyles,” says Frank Hurtig, DVM, MBA, director of Merial Veterinary Services of Duluth, Ga.

CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE!
Check out these helpful links:

The Natural Horse Vet Magazine:
http://www.DrDanMag.com

What To Feed Your Horse?
http://www.WhatToFeedYourHorse.com

Dr. Dan’s Library:
http://www.DrDanLibrary.com

The Natural Vet On The Net:
http://TheNaturalVet.net

Worming foals…

I have two large foals that are about 7 and 7 1/2 weeks old.

I have purchased your natural wormer for the mares and have been using it for years.  How should I worm the foals? Is the natural wormer ok for them does it include tape worms and how much would I give them.  I can measure them for their weight of course. Or should I be using something else or a combination of something else.

How often should I be worming them?

Thanks you,
Janice

fecals fecal fecals… regardless of what you use. (monthly for foals) 1/2 tube for the foals. any amount is only healthy regardless.

Please do go to www.wormcheck.com and read the article I did for wellness magazine called “Oh Crap.

Find it at http://wormcheck.com/?p=3

It should answer even more questions that may arise.

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