My mare foaled the beginning of may. (foal is 24 days old) I dewormed the mare 30 days prior to foaling, but didn't deworm post foaling. The rest of the farm is due for their dewormer and the mare and foal are in with a couple of my other docile mares. I don't have any more pasture to seperate them. I have a couple questions. Because I am deworming the other mares should I deworm the mare and foal as well. If I just deworm the mare will it be transfered to the foal through the milk? If anyone could help me out that would be great.
I wormed my mare 30 days prior to foaling, and again the next day after foaling. I didn't worm my filly until she was 2 months old, and I don't think it is safe to worm them before they are 2 months old. If you worm your mare it will transfer to your foal through the milk.
Thanks. I just didn't want to worm the other mares, as the wormer forces the worms out(if they have any) and the foal get them. I figured I was safer worming the mother then to not,but wasn't sure what to do about the foal, but if it will pass through the milk there shouldn't be a problem. I didn't really plan this it out all that well.
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