It wasn’t until this recent news cycle that I figured out WHY my standard Ivermectin order was so delayed.
I always get the same dozen tubes. Usually it is competitively priced, easy and immediate through Riding Warehouse.
Not this time. I just couldn’t understand it… and then I realized why my standard order was 2 months delayed.
However, the good news is that the two tubes I was able to get at Tractor Supply successfully did the trick in getting rid of Princess Buttercup Pebble’s Lung worms. Doesn’t she look so much better and brighter?! (pic below)
The horses love and hate worming day. They do it, but only because they get a super special treat afterwards. Today, it was watermelon.
Actually, I think BG likes the taste of wormer. She practically grabs the syringe out of my hand! She has always been that way. She’s a very willing food experimenter. She likes a lot of healthy snacks that the others won’t even try.
*Did you know that non-fruiting mulberry tree leaves are a natural dewormer?
I wrote about lungworms a while back. You can read that story here.
Donkeys get lungworms. Horses not so much. I had never encountered lungworms with Norma or Mo. However the two newbies came in and they were both sick with one thing or another – having come from the feedlot in Texas.
When the vet came to examine PBP, I thought she had pneumonia. But I was wrong. She had lungworms. Doc gave her a shot of Ivermectin then told me to give her booster Ivermectin paste every two weeks for 2 months.
Well. The Ivermectin aisle looked like the toilet paper aisles of 2019! There were two tubes left of the most expensive kind, of course. So I grabbed them – and I was thrilled to get them! Still, it didn’t occur to me that the shortage was due to Covid. I thought it was the time of year or maybe inflation and gas prices… Anyway, it took 2 months for me to realize that there is no Ivermectin anywhere. I am very happy that my order was in long ago. I do know that Riding Warehouse just got in their supply.
Here is a pic of PBP after her Ivermectin treatments. No more shaggy hair (the first pic is in mid July – it is hot here, everyone is shed out by then) and she now has hardly any lung rattle (she has some scarring). She looks so much brighter!
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