When Wilbur first arrived and Dr. Natasha came out to do her checkup, she wrote, amongst other things, a list of wormers that Wilbur needed and the appropriate months to administer them.
I opened the box, translated Dr Natasha's writing, and said to myself, "Remember- it's the purple one." Then I did what most people do when they understand the concept but have never performed the action. I watched a YouTube video.
With the wormer in my back pocket, halter over the shoulder, and a vague sense of trepidation I found myself face to face with the beast.
After all that suspenseful build up......there was some head tossing until I finally managed to shove the tube in his mouth and squirt the stuff in. I would call the procedure mildly successful. Most of it ended up down his throat, a little on my hands, and a little on hay pile. I attempted to salvage what was on the ground by making hay/wormer cookie sandwiches which he ate a little resentfully. The allure of the cookie was too much for him.
And I actually have no idea if you're allowed to feed little bits of wormer on cookies. We'll find out if he's still standing tomorrow.
If I did in fact inadvertently try to kill my horse....well....someone just let me know in the comments please!
|Tracy- I am sending you this binder to decipher|
|All of the wormers|
|I don't think Wilbur loves it|
|The two aggressive horses in the herd have moved and I love the quiet bunch he's with!|
|He is still alive|
|Someone left jars of jam in front of my locker with no note. I'm slightly concerned that I've stolen someone's preservatives.|
You most certainly did not hurt him :)ReplyDelete
Oh my god. I laughed out loud at this. Administering wormer always makes me feel like I'm all thumbs. It gets better, though. :) Hold his head up next time. Just swing around so your shoulder is under his head, stick the wormer in the side of his mouth, squirt, and use your body to keep his head in the air until he swallows the nasty stuff. Works for me! However you can get it down his throat is good enough! Just make sure you wash your hands and don't let dogs lick up the mess, and you'll be a-okay.ReplyDelete
Wilbur is such a cute!
I usually end up wearing some wormer.ReplyDelete
Score on the free jam - take it and run! :)
lol awesome! glad your horse isn't dead - tho good luck surviving your busy work schedule!!!!ReplyDelete