One of the many health problems your horse can get or have is internal worms or parasites.
But how does a horse get these worms? Since your horse loves to spend time in the pastures, your pet certainly chews on the grass present outside. However, your horse may not be chewing clean grass or even just grass. There are parasitic larvae present in the grass. And since your horse also eats clover and other grains present in the ground, your pet may also swallow some undesirable insects, bots, and worms.
If these harmful worms are not treated right away, your horse will become ill with a parasitic infestation. These internal parasites can cause serious damage to the horse’s heart, liver, lungs, and other harmful and even fatal diseases.
To prevent worms from proliferating in your horse’s internal systems and to control and get rid of them, you should deworm your pet regularly. Veterinarians recommend that horse owners have their pets dewormed at least four times a year.
For the deworming process to work, your horse must swallow or ingest the correct amount of prescribed deworming paste. However, you may encounter problems or difficulties in carrying out the deworming process. Here are some tips you can follow to make the deworming process easier for you and your pet horse:
• Be sure to give your horse the correct type of deworming medicine. This should be the correct 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 throughout the entire process.
• Use a clean, unused deworming tube or syringe tube to administer or give the paste to your pet horse. Using the tube is the easiest and simplest way to give your pet the paste.
• To get your horse to swallow all the food you give him, mix the medicine with some treats or delicious foods. You can mix the paste with the apple juice that your horse will drink or with a moist carrot or apple puree that your pet will have for breakfast.
• You can use some calming remedies or techniques if your horse remains overly anxious.
• If your horse is still not cooperating at all or is still spitting out the deworming paste, you may consider taking your pet to a skilled veterinarian. The vet will have all the experience and knowledge necessary to handle this important task.