One of the many health issues or problems your horse may acquire or get is worms or internal parasites.
But how does a horse get these worms? Since your horse loves to spend time in the pastures, your pet certainly munches on the grass present outside. Your horse though may not be munching on clean grass or even on grass alone. There are parasitic larvae present in the pasture. And since your horse also eat clover and other grains present on the ground, your pet may also swallow some undesirable bugs, bots and worms as well.
If these harmful worms are not treated immediately, your horse will become ill with parasitic infestation. These internal parasites can cause serious damage to the horse’s heart, liver, lungs and other harmful and even deadly diseases.
To prevent worms from proliferating in your horse’s internal systems and to control and get rid of them, you need to regularly deworm your pet. Veterinarians recommend that horse owners have their pets undergo deworming at least four times a year.
For the deworming process to work, your horse needs to swallow or ingest the correct amount of prescribed deworming paste. You may however encounter problems or difficulties in carrying out the deworming process. Below are some tips you can follow to make the deworming process easier for you and your pet horse:
• Make sure you give your horse the correct type of deworming medication. This needs to be the right one that your vet prescribed for your pet.
• Don’t make a big fuss about the deworming process. You want your horse to stay relaxed and calm during the whole process.
• Use deworming tube or a clean and unused syringe tube to administer or give the paste to your pet horse. Using the tube is the easiest and simplest way for you to give the paste to your pet.
• For your horse to swallow all the paste you give him or her, mix the medicine with some delicious treats or food. You can mix the paste in the apple juice your horse will drink or with a wet carrot or apple mash that your pet will be having for breakfast.
• You can use some calming remedies or techniques if your horse remains overly anxious.
• If your horse is still not being cooperative at all or keeps spitting out the deworming paste, you can consider bringing your pet to an expert veterinarian. The vet will have all the necessary experience and expertise in handling this important task.