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??'s for Rescue Pony regarding vax, etc.

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  • ??'s for Rescue Pony regarding vax, etc.

    Ok, so I've dewormed and treated Ruckus for rain rot. Will deworm again at 14 days w/another double dose of Ivermectin. He taped at 332 lbs. So for vaccinations, do you use a full dose for a small pony? What about for cleaning his sheath and getting all the crusty crap out of his ears -- how much of the sedative do you use? I've never done all this with a little pony, but would like to get him up to date.

  • #2
    Consult your vet - so much depends on the pony's condition. His weight is important, but his general health is also a key factor. Talk to your vet.


    • #3
      Vaccinations are a one size fits all from the smallest mini to the largest draft. Worming on the other hand needs to be done by weight. You may need your vet's help with that but generally a mild wormer like safeguard is the place to start.
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      • Original Poster

        Thanks. I already taped his weight and dewormed. He's healthy and in good weight. Just alot of things that haven't been done, like teeth, vax, cleaning stuff, trimming hoofs.


        • #5
          If you are worming with Ivermectin you are not going to get all the worms. It's really only effective on bots, other worms have become resistant to Ivermectin.

          Pony may need a power pak.

          Your vet will be happy to do a fecal test for you if you provide a fresh manure sample. I'd also get the vet to do a basic exam, listen to heart and lungs, and do some bloodwork, he can pull enough blood with one stick for bloodwork and coggins.

          As for his sheath, if he'll let you handle his nether regions, you can use plain old personal lubricant like KY jelly, (store brands are cheaper and work just as well) gently work some up into his sheath, give it some time to soften up the gunk, and then gently wipe or hose out with warm water.
          If he's one of those that will send you across the barn aisle for invading his privacy, then your vet can sedate him, and I'd have the vet clean his ears as done wrong, you'd just be dropping gunk down into his ear canal, possibly causing an ear infection.

          Get his teeth floated at the same time.

          One sedation fee and you take care of a bunch of stuff at once.

          Good luck with your pony.
          Save lives! Adopt a pet from your local shelter.


          • #6
            Power Pak has resistance issues also but as small as this pony is, it sounds like Quest is off the table. I'd hit the tapeworms next time with Zimectrin Gold or Equimax.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by LauraKY View Post
              Power Pak has resistance issues also but as small as this pony is, it sounds like Quest is off the table. I'd hit the tapeworms next time with Zimectrin Gold or Equimax.

              Please do NOT use Zimectrin Gold. Many documented cases of it burning and ulcerating horses lips and tongues.
              I know some people have been lucky and used it without issue but many have had problems with it.
              Save lives! Adopt a pet from your local shelter.


              • #8
                Originally posted by dawglover View Post
                Please do NOT use Zimectrin Gold. Many documented cases of it burning and ulcerating horses lips and tongues.
                I know some people have been lucky and used it without issue but many have had problems with it.
                No kidding! I can't believe it's still on the market. Equimax is the safe alternative.
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