I dread this time. My lovely palomino, Jackie, she stands still for me when I go toward her with the syringe. She does this liplock thing and starts drooling before I get near her mouth, but she does not fight me. She waits til I am done, then gets her tongue moving a tiny bit, but she will actually stays tight lipped for, um gosh, 2 minutes. I even gave her a little equine senior right after to get her to eat and get rid of the taste of that awful stuff, but she waits. She is such a mellow girl.
Then I move to Bunny, our big beauty. She begins the dance...she paces a few times, then allows me to put a rope around her neck, but she won't stop moving her head. I wait until I get hubby to help me. She still wants to move her head up and down, then finally decides we are not going to give in until she lets us administer the dastardly tasting gunk. She has spunk for her 22 years.
Then onto the baby, Toby. I mix his in mare and foal pellets and a little alfalfa and some molasses, he hesitates and sniffs and snorts and shakes his head, but I keep pressure at his side to get him to eat, he reluctantly does. He is a good boy.
I vow to get the apple flavored dewormer for next time!
What is your method for giving dewormer?