Pyrantel - the active drug in Strongid - is possibly the most commonly used chemical wormer, and when you consider the adverse effects that chemical wormers can have on your horse and the fact that horses have been living virtually parasite free in the wild for centuries thanks to herbs and natural parasite avoidance, why do people keep using a chemical in place of something that supports a horse's overall health and well being?
I am so thankful to have been introduced to the herbal wormer from Silver Lining Herbs available at http://goo.gl/qTyiYD and even more appreciative that they allow me to share a 10% discount for anyone who uses coupon code "ladymacjazz" at checkout.
Using this product creates an environment in my horses' digestive tracts that is undesirable to parasites and ultimately deters parasites from ever setting up shop in the first place. Plus, the herbs provide additional health benefits to my horses without the negative side effects often associated with chemical wormers.
And I'm not the only one who feels this way... This article on NaturalHorse.com sums up the benefits of choosing herbal wormers perfectly:
"Horses that have a higher incidence of worm infestation have an underlying problem to begin with, and giving excessive amounts of toxins can only compound the problem. Approaching this type of horse holistically, with the complete picture in mind, and helping him to overcome the susceptibility by improving his overall health will have much greater benefit in the long run than repeatedly burdening the system with toxins." Read the full article at http://goo.gl/GYUVy9
Think about it...a chemical wormer kills parasites by affecting their nervous system.... How can that NOT also impact your horse's nervous system over time? If the label says a horse treated with that product would be unfit for a human to eat, wouldn't logic suggest that the same product is probably unfit for equine consumption in the first place?
By Kyle Rothfus
This blog is dedicated to providing insight about OTTB re-training, Thoroughbred pedigrees and general equine care. You can also track the progress of horses I have for sale through posts here.