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Administering Dewormers

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How should I administer a dewormer?

Administering Dewormers

Administering horse wormers can be difficult, especially if you are going at it alone. Here is a step-by-step guide to get you through the process with ease:

• Hold the lead rope as well as the cheek portion of the halter in your right hand and use your left hand to clean the mouth of your horse.

• Hold your fingers at the inside corners of your equine's lips and insert an interdental space in the portion of the mouth with no teeth (sometimes your fingers will cause the horse to move his tongue and jaw and let go of any food he has in there and sometimes you will have to remove it yourself).

• Use a syringe filled with warm water to rinse the horse's mouth, flush it out with warm water. Hold tight to the lead rope and the halter cheek piece with your left hand. Then, stick the syringe between the cheek and teeth, angling the syringe across his tongue and squirt the water out. Allow the horse a few minutes to get all of the water out of his mouth (dewormer won't stick to sopping wet surfaces).

• Adjust the syringe to the correct dosage of dewormer that your horse requires and fill it. Administer this the same way you did the water.



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