multi-animal horse wormer?????

Discussion in 'Homesteading Questions' started by reneeearle, Mar 13, 2005.

  1. reneeearle

    reneeearle Well-Known Member

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    Is there a wormer that can be used for horses, goats, dogs, cats, cows? Without having to buy 10 different kinds of wormer. I thought that I had seen somewhere that you could use one of the horse wormers for dogs too, but would like to use it on all listed.. thanks, Renee
     
  2. Jen H

    Jen H Well-Known Member

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    Safeguard (fenbendazole) can be used on all of your listed critters. It's not all that effective in goats anymore, though.

    Ivomec you can probably use for dogs and cats. I know for sure you can use it for horses, goats, and cows.
     

  3. Corgitails

    Corgitails Well-Known Member

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    Ivomec can be used on dogs (but be careful with collies and collie-derived breeds- IE, Aussies, Border Collies, Shelties, etc- they *can* have sensitivities to it that means they'll OD on it much more easily than other dogs. There's still a fairly wide margin of error, AFAIK, but it's something to be aware of.)
     
  4. Mike in Ohio

    Mike in Ohio Well-Known Member

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    I've had various people ask us for dried ground walnut hulls as a dewormer. Beyond that I can't speak to the subject.

    Mike
     
  5. Cindy in KY

    Cindy in KY Well-Known Member

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    You are really going to want to rotate your wormers no matter what animal you're using them on. I keep Safeguard, Pyrantel, Ivomec & Cydectin here, and also buy some of the horse wormers allready in the tubes for the ponies. Cats I only use Pyrantel, I know it's ok for them. 3 days of Safeguard is a good wormer for the dogs, or 1 dose of Pyrantel. (I rotate these with the dogs) I have heard there's a tube of paste for horses that contains Ivomec & pyrantel, and you can dose your dogs once a month, if someone uses it, let us know which one. Would be easier than mixing up the injectable ivomec for them for HW prevention. I have heard Valbazen is good, but I haven't used it yet on the dogs, have heard good & bad about it, so not sure myself. It's good for goats.
     
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    designer Well-Known Member

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    I asked my vet once and he said that tube horse wormer is the same stuff but you have to be careful on the amount.
     
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    Paul Wheaton Well-Known Member

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    I'm surprised basic H hasn't been mentioned.