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    Question Too Much Worming Paste...

    Does too much worming paste hurt them? I asked my aunty how much paste she gives my horse Chester and she said the hole lot. Does it hurt if you give it all too them?


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    With most of the paste dewormers, it's not likely to hurt them IF you are talking about giving a full tube to a full sized horse. However, with Moxidectin it is very important not to over-dose. And with Ivermectin, even if you aren't overdosing by much in some instances it can cause problems --certain plants can cause a normal dose to cause toxicity, liver dysfunction can lead to toxicity at normal doses, etc.

    So, you are always better off dosing ANY medication per the label rather than "just giving it".
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    I have heard of mini's being overdosed and having a bad outcome with some wormers (Quest is what comes to mind). If you have a full size horse, I wouldn't worry about it too much, the wormers I have seen have only gone to 1200 lbs so if your horse weighs in at the average 900-1000 lbs, it wouldn't be a lot extra. some people give horses a double dose of wormer if they are dealing with a heavy load and they handle that fine.

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    all depends on which dewormer was given....
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    Quote Originally Posted by puzzles mom View Post
    some people give horses a double dose of wormer if they are dealing with a heavy load and they handle that fine.
    If you are using an effective product, there is no need to double dose even for a heavy parasite load. The exception to this would be using pyrantel to treat for tapeworms--that is done by giving double the normal dose but it has also been tested and proven safe and effective.
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    I have never heard of overdosing on anything from weaning age to full size adult. Typically, I give all my horses an entire tube at worming and have done so for years. We generally have 20-35 horses at a time. I would not worry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by puzzles mom View Post
    If you have a full size horse, I wouldn't worry about it too much, the wormers I have seen have only gone to 1200 lbs so if your horse weighs in at the average 900-1000 lbs, it wouldn't be a lot extra. some people give horses a double dose of wormer if they are dealing with a heavy load and they handle that fine.
    Even with full grown horses quest needs to be given to the kilo, it can and has had catastrophic end...
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    Interesting, I was just asking me vet the other day because my pony ended up sucking an entire tube of wormer down because he is a little pig. My vet said with just about every commercial wormer it would take at least 6 tubes to even come close to overdosing on it. However problems arise when there was a big worm burden in the first place which is why some horses have a reaction to the wormer.

    Not my opinion, but just following what my vet said

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    Ok thanks guys, Just thought I should check before I go giving him a whole tube full of worming paste. And Roly your lucky your pony is a pig sucking the whole tube down, Chester is probaly gonna be a pain giving half the tube to him.


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    Quote Originally Posted by luttrellfarms View Post
    I have never heard of overdosing on anything from weaning age to full size adult. Typically, I give all my horses an entire tube at worming and have done so for years. We generally have 20-35 horses at a time. I would not worry.
    Unless your horses weigh under 1250, or 1100lb, then "an entire tube" could well be underdosing them.

    And, as mentioned above, if you give "an entire tube" of Quest to a weanling, you may very well kill him, so yes, depending on the product, you can indeed overdose.
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