Tuesday, January 19, 2010
'You Do the Math', says John
Solve for x, where x = total quantity of wormer that got into John's mouth
P = full dose of Pyrantel pamoate,
L = amount John spread on his Lips, face, and halter,
J = amount John added to my Jacket sleeve,
S = amount John managed to Spit out immediately.
x = (P-L-J-S) or
x = bupkus
I can just hear the little worms of northern Minnesota cheering.
For some reason this 'pleasant apple flavor' does not appeal to him and that's putting it mildly. Just look into his eye.
We did have a nice ride prior to this little mathematical exercise in subtraction. We broke snowcrust out to a path the snowmobiles had made.
This was very very hard going for him and he was in a sweat by the time we turned back. So we worked on the outdoor track for awhile to round out the session.
Anybody have tips for getting the wormer into, rather than onto, the horse??