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Ferguson Horse Ranch
Deworming Horses - An article by Stacy Elliot

Many of us horse owners use tail rubbing as a sure sign of parasites and figure it is time to deworm the horse. There is quit a choice of chemical dewormers on the market, some being better than others and you may find what works for one horse doesn't always work for the other. Some horses respond very well to chemical dewormers and almost immediately stop rubbing their hind end while others just keep rubbing.

So you decide to let it go another week or so..... and.....then use another brand.........ahhh!... still rubbing! You may even notice your horse appears uncomfortable and looks as if he has lost weight? Here is what may be going on, chemical dewormers not only kill parasites but also kill all the good bacteria and intestinal flora in the gut. This encourages pathogenic bacteria, more parasites and yeast to flourish due to the lack of good bacteria that normally help control all these invaders. These invaders could damage the intestinal wall in the large intestine by producing microscopic pores in the membranes [leaky gut syndrome]. This may lead to intoxication in the body allowing water and electrolytes to leak into the intestine causing diarrhea and weight loss. Toxins may also leak out of the intestine and into the body systems causing laminitis, founder, and skin conditions. So tail rubbing is not always a sign of parasites, it may also be how a horses reacts to an irritated digestive tract.

Some things to help build up the intestinal wall and tract include: vitamin B12, acidophilus, apple cider vinegar, aloe vera, flax and bran. There are a few herbs that can be feed to help kill parasites, raw garlic is probably the best one and may be chopped up finely and added to the feed. It is best to start with a little as your horse develops a taste for it add more.

Some other herbs are, Mandrake, Black walnut leaves, Quassia and Kelp also works very well to kill the eggs before they hatch. Many times a regular herbal blend is enough to kill the parasites and not harm the digestive tract. If you choose chemical dewormers it is a good idea to feed acidophilus especially in very young or old horses.

Keep your horses system working its very best for maximum WILD HORSE POWER.