Started on Panacur PowerPak

15+ year old Quarter Horse gelding. Old style QH with substantial bone and muscle. He is aloof, been through a lot of changes and needs someone to focus their attention on him.

Started on Panacur PowerPak

Postby Juliane on Wed Dec 13, 2006 1:05 am

I received my Panacur PowerPak from SAFE's vet, Dr. Hannah Evergreen, today. I am to give Cassidy 45cc orally once a day for 5 days. Sounds easy, right?

Except that Cassidy is practically impossible to worm or give anything via his mouth. He throws his head up so high and violently, it about rips your arm out of the socket!!!

Unfortunately, I was grumpy tonight (see the troublemaker thread in the General Discussions), that I didn't take as much time with him as I should have. We spent about 10 minutes trying to do it the right way, but he seemed to be getting worse. And bad me, I was in no mood to do it the right way, by taking baby steps, releasing pressure and giving encouragement. So, I ended up backing him into a corner in his stall, standing in front of him, sticking my finger in one side and the syringe in the other side and pushing the plunger for all I was worth. LOL

Well, I think he might have gotten 35cc of that dose. I'm sure I have 5cc on my clothes, hands, hair, face, etc... He got quite a squirtful on his face too...

Guess that's what we get to work on tomorrow, eh? :P

I am, however, looking forward to seeing if this will help his diarrhea and wormy belly look!
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Postby Juliane on Sun Dec 24, 2006 10:50 am

I gave Cassidy the entire 5 day dose of Panacur PowerPak. Unfortunately, he still has very loose stools and a wormy belly look to him. I believe the loose stools may be related to the feed he is getting. His stools were starting to get alot better when he was consistently getting my 1st cutting stemmy Orchard Grass hay. However, my hay guy, Kerry, brought out a couple bales of a nice soft leafy orchard/alfalfa mix the other day for me to try. All of the horses absolutely love the hay, including Cassidy. Unfortunatley, it's made Cassidy's stools completely runny.

Here's a picture of Cassidy last night - you can see he still has his mighty big belly and his tail is nasty from his loose stools :(

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Kerry also had me try feeding Cassidy some good local hay - Cassidy simply wouldn't eat it! He would turn his nose up to it. I gave it to him for about 5 days in a row before giving in and giving him the good hay again. Ugh!

Kerry also was kind enough to bring by a large tub of ProBios granules. So, I'm giving Cassidy a dose of that on Strategy grain morning and night. I am hoping this will help. Kerry is also bringing me a couple tons of the nice hay he brought me the other day next week - but I'll have to set aside what I have left of the old Orchard Grass for Cassidy only.

It does look like Cassidy will be going to his new home soon! I am very happy for him and hope that they both get along well together! :)
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