Liquid Fenbendazole - Did your Horse eat feed Ok or Refuse Feed?
I've been reading for a few months and appreciate all the great tips.
We have not done the Power Pac wormers for a few years and thanks to this board, we will be purchasing either the cattle tubes or the liquid drench for our 3 horses.
The liquid is cheaper of course, but if our horses refuse their feed, it will be a waste.
We have one very picky horse (due to hiding crushed up cushings meds for years), so unless the vast majority have had no problems with the palatability of the liquid, we will probably pay a bit more and get the tubes.
Please post whether your horses have eaten their feed with the liquid fen (we will be using Triple Crown Senior) or if they refused it due to taste/smell.
Adding a lot of powdered sugar helped get my old standardbreds to eat it but my lusitano still won't touch it. I fear he hasn't been getting the whole dose because, despite making it thicker it's still hard to get it all in my oral syringe plus he manages to always have a wad of hay stuffed in the back of his mouth waiting for just such an occasion. When they say liquid it's really a suspension so it's kind of thick-milky colored. Make sure you shake it well.
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I hide everything in beet pulp. It is strongly enough flavoured/smelling that no one ever refuses beep.
I also will use an extra scoop of the vits/mins I use, as they are flavoured with anise and again, strongly smelling/tasting and also salty (yes, I've tasted!) and seem to help 'hide' things.
When I'm feeding paste wormer in feed, I mix the paste wormer with 2 scoops of vits/mins on a paper plate. Becomes a crumbly sort of deal. THEN I add that to the beep.
I haven't used liquid safeguard, but have used paste, in a DD, with the above method, and no one knew any better.
I *suspect* the liquid is NOT flavoured much, if at all, as we use a drench gun with cattle. Just extrapolating... Uckele makes a sugar free flavour additive that might be perfect. SF Maple Syrup works wonders, as does a bit of organic BLACK STRAP molasses. (vs. cheap cooking molasses which is basically karo syrup) Though for the non-IR/EPSM/Matabolic etc., Karo Syrup is handy too.
Just saw the post about using liquid goat wormer instead of the expensive Power Pack. But I just did some calculations and, if I did this right, looks like the horse dosage is 110mg/kg versus 5 mg/kg for goats. So it would take so much of the stuff that it wouldn't serve the purpose of being economical.
This is based on the Power Pack dose of 57g/1100 lb. per tube.