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Worming donkey

Discussion in 'Diseases & Injuries - Horses, Mules, and Donkeys' started by Josie, Mar 3, 2018.

  1. Mar 3, 2018
    Josie

    Josie Exploring the pasture

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    What is the best wormer to use for my donkey .... He is about a year old and I have wormed him with ivomec twice. Kw but he is still pot bellied ....he gets sweet feed twice a day a free graze on pasture .
     
  2. Mar 4, 2018
    Alibo

    Alibo Loving the herd life

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    I have great luck with Quest plus paste. Donkeys are a little more "round" on the tummy than horses and have that flat back that make them look even rounder. I would do a fecal egg count to check for parasites before you continue to worm, they are usually a pretty resistant equine. The sweet feed may also be playing a role in his pot -bellied appearance, they have a wonderful food conversion ability and get fat very easily. A fat donkey turns into a sick grumpy donkey with very sore feet. Talk to your vet of course but he should be just fine on graze and hay.
     
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