Parasite control is all about the immune system. Consider this possibility: Animals have parasite overloads because they are unhealthy. The worms are not the first cause of the health problem! A healthy immune system fights off parasites and is actually stimulated by the presence of a small number of parasites. Healthy animals have less parasite challenges because their balanced systems do not support large parasitic colonies. Keeping your animal’s immune system healthy and managing the parasite load is key.
To avoid or limit the use of chemical dewormers, Dynamite recommends the use of Herbal Tonic™ as an excellent way to assist in parasite control. It is NOT a dewormer but is filled with traditional vermifuge herbs used for centuries to control internal parasite infestation and is a great addition to the Dynamite Foundation program, which in and of itself, does a great job of limiting parasite overload. Balanced nutrition leads to better parasite control.
One of the best and easiest ways to give your horses Herbal Tonic is by using Dynamite’s Parasite Cocktail.
DYNAMITE’S PARASITE COCKTAIL FOR HORSES
2 cups of hay pellets
2 heaping tablespoons of dry Miracle Clay
2 scoops of Herbal Tonic
1 scoop Excel
3 small squirts (1 teaspoon) of Dyna Pro
Add hot water and stir to consistency of thick mud
TIMING OF HERBAL TONIC USE
When feeding Herbal Tonic, no other vitamin or mineral supplements are needed.
Option 1: 7-Day Protocol
The moon affects the tides of our bodies, hydration levels, and fluid levels. Worms become more active and shed eggs during the full moon so it’s the perfect time to feed Herbal Tonic. Three days before a full moon, when parasites are most active, administer 2 ounces of Herbal Tonic twice daily (or the Parasite Cocktail once a day) for 7 days. If you miss the full moon window of time, just do the best you can for seven days or consider the 28-day protocol.
Option 2: 28-Day Protocol
For a full month, administer 1 ounce of Herbal Tonic daily for 28 days. This can be done at any time during the month.
The first time you feed the “cocktail” they may not like it. After about a day, however your horse will dive into it. They will feel your energy that this is good for them and it will help them. Adding a shredded carrot is always helpful.
We also would recommend no horse shows, stress, work, etc. Let them heal and take it easy this week.
At the end of the 7-day (or 28-day) protocol, return to the Dynamite Foundation products and add one teaspoon of Excel daily for digestion support.
Deworming frequency depends on your particular geographic location. It is not necessary to worm in the winter when eggs and worms are frozen.
It might take up to 2 years of chemical-free feed, optimum minerals, detox work, and holistic methods to get the conventionally-fed, oft-dewormed, and vaccinated horses “up to speed” where their bodies can effectively deal with parasite challenges on their own.
What about Deworming my dog or goat or…? Does herbal tonic only work for horses?
Herbal Tonic is a Dynamite product that can be used on many species: dogs, cats, goats…almost any mammalian species. We sell an Herbal Tonic product labeled for horses and one for dogs but the product ingredients are the same so it can be used on any species. For large animals use the dosage indicated on the equine packaging.
The parasite “cocktail” for dogs, cats, and other small animals will only consist of top-dressing their food with Miracle Clay (approximately 1 teaspoon dry), Dyna Pro and Herbal Tonic. Please see packaging for proper dosage for dogs, cat, and smaller animals.
When deworming a heavily parasitized animal, always start slowly and work your way up. A massive parasite die-off can release too many toxins into the animals system at once. How do you know if they are heavily parasitized? It all goes back to a fecal egg count. This is always step one.
For more information on recently updated AAEP parasite guidelines, check out this story from June, 2013.
For more information about ordering Herbal Tonic, please contact your independent Dynamite distributor or visit our website at DynamiteSpecialty.com.
*The statements made on this page were given freely and are the sole opinions of the author. We always caution that one person’s experience is not a guarantee of results. The statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, prevent or mitigate any disease. Dynamite Specialty Products takes a firm stance that our products always be used in accordance with the opinions and expertise of your trusted health care professional, doctor and/or veterinarian.