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Re: [RC] Beet pulp and cigarettes (now colics) - Sisu West Ranch

"...Is it because horses have now lost the natural ability to fend off parasites .."
I suspect that in the "good ole' days" there were very few 25 year old horses still being worked hard and healthy to boot.
We have a bunch of "expert" outfitters here in the Bitterroot who still only worm yearly, if at all.  They claim their stock lives long lives, but for some reason they are always riding and packing young, inexperienced horses and mules.
By the way, the number of generations of horses between the "good ole' days" and today is not nearly enough for evolution to make a big change in basic things like resistance to parasites.
Ed & Wendy Hauser
2994 Mittower Road
Victor, MT 59875
(406) 642-9640

Re: [RC] Beet pulp and cigarettes (now colics), Trailrite