Monday, January 17, 2011

Science Fair

V is doing her 3rd science fair project that is based on manure. It seems this is something we have here in abundance.
The farrier came today so I thought this would be an opportune time to collect the samples.
Unfortunately, the horses weren't too forth coming in providing the samples.
We eventually succeeded and V got to work. The project is to see if parasites from horses that have only been dewormed with an ivermectin dewormer for several years would develop a resistance to the dewormer. V did a pre deworming egg count, then dewormed with 2 different products then did a 2nd egg count 2 weeks later. Non of the horses had any parasite eggs after the deworming, so no resistance.

3 comments:

fourwilkies said...

Cool science project.

THE OLD GEEZER said...

Greetings from Southern California :-)

I added myself to follow your blog. You are more than welcome to visit mine and become a follower if you want to.

God Bless You, ~Ron

Chai Chai said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I might get a little nervous having a real Vet reading my posts but if I make any blunders I won't feel bad if you correct me.

Nice that V is working on a worm project. Very timely.

I think I lost a sheep earlier this month to worms; http://operationhomestead.blogspot.com/2010/12/farewell-katydid.html, had a sick ram; http://operationhomestead.blogspot.com/2011/01/worried.html, and was just today reading up on a wormy goat at Mainely Ewes Farm; http://mainelyewesfarm.blogspot.com/.

Sorry for the long comment by let V know she is doing Gods work (you too).

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