Proper Dosing

When using a paste product dosed by weight you:

Dose to horse's weight and save the remainder for next dose
Dose to horse's weight and discard the remainder
Dose to horse's weight and save or discard depending on cost of product
Just give all of the product in the syringe even if horse weighs less

Total votes cast: 1072

Comments & Write-in Answers

unless I'm dealing with foals

2/25/2013 6:20:14 PM

I use whats left in a tube to meet dosage for draft horses.

2/25/2013 1:17:37 PM

The products are safe to overdose but you encourage worm resistance by underdosing.

2/25/2013 4:43:58 AM

both my horses within 15-25 lbs. of dosage , so I think they're within tolerable range

2/24/2013 6:49:38 PM

I don't use pastes but purchase liquids in bulk.

2/24/2013 3:28:25 PM

my horses are large and usually manage to spit some out so I give the whole tube

2/24/2013 2:31:47 PM

depends on the product sometimes by weight other times the whole tube

2/24/2013 12:09:44 AM

My horses are 1000-1100 lbs, and they spit out some of the wormer, so I give them the entire syringe

2/23/2013 5:05:37 PM

I give entire dewormer even if my horse weighs less, anything else I dose appropriately.

2/23/2013 12:40:39 PM

It helps account for the dosing portion lost in various ways.

2/23/2013 12:00:28 PM

I have also given the whole tube even if the horse weighs less

2/23/2013 7:13:48 AM

Give the does Plus some due to spitage, an toss the rest(i/e: wormers) If a script I save the rest.

2/23/2013 4:01:38 AM

For wormers I dose to weight and save the rest to apply topically for summer sores.

2/22/2013 8:20:03 PM

we have 5 horses and a donkey so left over dosage goes to pony and donkey so no product left

2/22/2013 5:41:19 PM

follow the manufacturers directions, I do however give a little bit more in case of 'spitback'

2/22/2013 5:20:34 PM

Actually give the remaining to my other horse as she weighs more than the syringe carries

2/22/2013 4:31:40 PM

Use leftovers for the younger horses.

2/22/2013 4:18:16 PM

I need to use 1 1/2 tubes of dewormer for my horse so I save extra for next rotation w/product

2/22/2013 4:03:00 PM

I can't seem to judge how much is "lost" whenhe spits some out so I cover for that by giving all

2/22/2013 3:35:59 PM

Use all if close to weight, If not remainder is used on horses over the weight.

2/22/2013 1:46:13 PM

I havre horses of significantly differing weights- combine and adjust amts. as nec.

2/22/2013 11:58:20 AM

How about depending on what the product is! I toss wormer but I save bute.

2/22/2013 10:57:00 AM

I dose a little over indicated amount

2/22/2013 7:26:52 AM

As my guy is big, I never have any residual paste.

2/22/2013 7:09:24 AM

Dose to horse's weight and save the remainder for next dose only if stored properly and still fresh

2/22/2013 12:33:36 AM

Depends on product. If overdose takes huge amounts, I don't worry about a bit extra. Plus they spit!

2/22/2013 12:01:20 AM

horse is close to dose weight and usually spits out some

2/21/2013 11:59:18 PM

sometimes use remainder of de-wormer for dogs & cats

2/21/2013 8:50:13 PM

Read the expiration date, sometimes it cannot be saved for future use

2/21/2013 6:43:01 PM

It doesn't seem very sanitary to save meds after you have stuck the tube end into the horse's mouth.

2/21/2013 6:31:30 PM

To cover for wormer wastage and weight estimates, only adult horses.

2/21/2013 6:20:20 PM

Because they spit out an unknown quantity so I give the whole tube as in wormer paste.

2/21/2013 6:14:39 PM

my guys on fields 24/7 so worm alittle more often save/clean/cap 1/2tube as warmblood 11/2 tube p/d

2/21/2013 5:48:51 PM

mix right dose in grain and then with next horse use the remainer plus more to get right dose , 20

2/21/2013 5:48:23 PM

If I save it, I use it immediately in a fresh syringe.

2/21/2013 5:37:49 PM

unless there is a significant gap between my horses weight .d

2/21/2013 11:27:36 AM

usually overdose 100 lbs.

2/21/2013 10:12:32 AM

If it's de-wormer, I dose to their weight and discard. If it's bute, I save the remainder.

2/21/2013 9:44:01 AM

I always give the whole tube since his weight is equal to one tube. If he was under I would discard

2/21/2013 8:07:43 AM

If it's dewormed I give the whole syringe; if it's medication like bute I dose by weight and save

2/21/2013 7:41:36 AM

Also depends on the product. I throw out left-over paste wormers, keep the bute, banamine, etc.

2/20/2013 5:06:03 PM

Can give the rest to Kermit Phelps...hehe

2/20/2013 4:34:16 PM

They ususally spit out what I calculate to be the difference,

2/20/2013 4:05:26 PM

Sometimes, I use remainder to worm other pets if safe/nontoxic for that pet.

2/20/2013 2:19:22 PM

depends upon the product - discard balance of dewormer; keep banamine/bute paste

2/20/2013 12:04:21 PM

I have a donkey & an Icelandic that split a tube

2/20/2013 11:54:29 AM

depends on the product, if a wormer I give the whole tube

2/20/2013 11:14:20 AM

Discard the leftover dewormer, save the Banamine (tube=3 doses)

2/20/2013 10:34:19 AM

We have Minis, it would be a waste to toss almost a whole syringe after worming one horse.

2/20/2013 9:34:32 AM

i have a mini he gets the remainder.

2/20/2013 9:30:22 AM

With my donkeys I split a tube between them but the horses just get the whole tube.

2/20/2013 8:49:38 AM

It is best to overdose the worms and kill them than underdose and have them live and gain reistance

2/20/2013 8:34:01 AM

my horses weigh more and usually some gets dropped

2/20/2013 7:49:06 AM

I give the remainder to the donkey

2/20/2013 7:42:00 AM

It depends on the product; I give the full tube of dewormer, anything else, dose by weight.

2/20/2013 7:25:06 AM

Depends on how much is left in he syringe.

2/20/2013 7:24:38 AM

with the safety margin they claim why not ?

2/20/2013 6:21:04 AM

is it safe to keep it, does it lose its effectiveness after being used, doesn't say on instructions.

2/20/2013 5:28:09 AM

Toss the rest; not risking bacterial growth on an opened/used product

2/20/2013 3:07:17 AM

The only paste product I save is banamine.

2/20/2013 2:41:30 AM

Dose to one horse's weight, and use the rest for the next horse-don't have to buy as much that way!

2/19/2013 11:20:11 PM

There usually isnt enough left worth saving.

2/19/2013 10:43:00 PM

if it is a baby you need to do buy weight we had bought a 1 year old nothing but worms vet said give

2/19/2013 10:33:22 PM

Usually some gets spit out and the overdose limit is way more than the little extra left in the tube

2/19/2013 9:33:17 PM

generaly double the recomended dose with Zimectren, have done this for 30 years

2/19/2013 9:00:35 PM

If the horses weight is within 100 of dose I give entire dose, adult horses, not foals or weanlings.

2/19/2013 8:47:18 PM

I have nine horses and a pony. I can give the pony her weight dose with the extra from the horses.

2/19/2013 8:18:25 PM

it depends on the product. wormer whole tube unless its a pony. other things i follow directions.

2/19/2013 7:54:09 PM

I give my mini donkey the extra from the smaller horse tubes.

2/19/2013 7:43:52 PM

excess wormer discarded; some like bute or banamine have multiple doses

2/19/2013 7:23:42 PM

actually, save remainder to dose the goats.

2/19/2013 7:20:03 PM

Use the rest for another horse

2/19/2013 6:27:25 PM

Be sure to clean the end of the tube!

2/19/2013 6:26:31 PM

Administer as close to their weight, serval horses so younger ones get the ends.

2/19/2013 6:21:38 PM

Only for dewormer. If it's bute, I give the correct amount and save the rest for the next dose.

2/19/2013 5:59:54 PM

Most dosages are for a 1200 pound animal; mine is 1125.

2/19/2013 5:58:26 PM

actually depends on what I'm dosing - wormer they get the whole thing if it's only a couple 100 #'s

2/19/2013 5:54:03 PM

Except for my pony - she is so small I can usually get 2 doses from one syringe!

2/19/2013 5:30:08 PM

Give all unless horse weight is more than 200 lbs less than dosage.

2/19/2013 5:28:07 PM

We use the balance for donkeys etc. putting several dose balances together to meet the correct amoun

2/19/2013 5:22:06 PM

Not enough paste left for another dose.

2/19/2013 5:17:38 PM

I might give all the product if the weight is within 100lbs or so.

2/19/2013 5:12:32 PM

Always refrigerate unused portions and use together with other partials

2/19/2013 5:10:19 PM

Depends on how much product is left in syringe and if giving more is harmful or not

2/19/2013 4:57:33 PM

my big warmblood needs a high dosing amount. most products only good to 1200-1300 pounds.

2/19/2013 4:30:40 PM

Depends on how the medication is packaged.

2/19/2013 4:26:46 PM

We have Draft Horses, when we have left over on the 2nd dose we save for the Mini Horses

2/19/2013 4:15:30 PM

Our horses are large enough that their weight matches the full tube of worming meds.

2/19/2013 4:13:57 PM

Or the shelf life of the product.

2/19/2013 3:45:22 PM

my horses need 1 1/2 tubes

2/19/2013 2:12:59 PM

To get a more accurate weight, measure and use weight formula, NOT just a weight tape.

2/19/2013 2:04:09 PM

wormer gets discarded, bute & banamine saved

2/19/2013 1:45:09 PM

I weigh all horses every time. Excess is used for the next horse. 10 horses=6 dewormers

2/19/2013 9:45:40 AM

It depends on what paste it is, wormer, pain reliever???

2/19/2013 1:17:12 AM