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#11 Debby - LB

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 07:03 AM

very good information from your Vet


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Posted 17 October 2017 - 09:13 AM

He's still shedding them, but they look dead. I'm still mystified where he could have picked it up.  I know show stalls can harbor them, but he hasn't been anywhere near a stall.  I'm wondering if some wildlife could also host the equine version.  I need to research that.  I have deer and auodads here.  They are ruminants, not equids, but maybe??



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Posted 17 October 2017 - 12:50 PM

Vet replied promptly.  He said pinworms are present in lots of horses but sometimes don't cause any problems.  The moral: don't assume that your horse is parasite-free even with a fecal exam.  That has been my policy for many years, but it isn't fool proof.


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Posted 17 October 2017 - 10:12 PM

You would be surprised how easily they are transferred. Hay is a big culprit as it can harbor an egg or two and its usually all it takes to infect your horse. 


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Posted 29 October 2017 - 04:15 PM

It's been 3 weeks since the Ivermectin Gold.  Nearly every day I'm seeing he is still shedding, but they appear dead.  Still washing him every day.  One more week till I can give him the other product.  He isn't rubbing any more, thank goodness.  A forum member a few years ago suggested a product called Dermafas for scarring in ears. I  have been using it on his rubbed buttock areas.  He is healing fine, but it's been a slow process.  What a disgusting parasite! 


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Posted 05 November 2017 - 06:04 PM

4 weeks and time for the pyrantel. (The ivermectin gold did not clear them up.) Says it is for mature strongyles, pin worms and large round worms. I would be embarrassed for anyone to see him. He might think I did not take care of my horses.

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 10:56 PM

Double dose of pyrantel pamoate will get Tapeworms. Since the Praziquantel has come on the market, you don't see the directions for pyrantel pamoate for Tapeworms.
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Posted 06 November 2017 - 09:41 AM

Dosed yesterday and seeing some shed today.  What a hard critter to get rid of!  Will ask my vet about dosing him again in a few weeks.  Maybe that is why they had to order the pyrantel for me.  I'm just going by what the state vet recommended.

If anyone sees his horse scratching his rump excessively, consider pinworms and take action!   Ivermectin doesn't get them.


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Posted 08 November 2017 - 09:50 AM

Dosed my new horse at the same time and today I saw some shed.  So he came to me with them.  I now advise everyone to dose with pyrantel pamoate . The Ivermectin just doesn't get those dirty rotten pinworms.  Vet gave me EXODUS MULTI-DOSE paste.


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Posted 17 November 2017 - 01:18 PM

I gave the original horse another single dose.   I have not seen any more in about 4 days, from either horse.  I've been washing his behind every day for weeks, as per instructed. This is gross, but might be helpful to someone:  as I wash his behind, I sometimes use the sprayer nozzle.  The stimulation of the spray sometimes made a worm come out; she must be right at the anal opening, ready to come out and lay eggs at night. It looked exactly like the online pictures I saw. I ground her into the dirt.  No wonder the poor horse was itching like mad.  Asked the vet yesterday about the small rice-like pieces in the manure.  He said if they are round, they are immature pinworms.  If flat, they are tapes.  They were round, thank goodness.  Hopefully we are getting in the clear with this.

I also asked him if the worms could live outside the horse and he said no.  The eggs, however, are not too bothered by cold but will die in heat or dryness.

Good luck to anyone dealing with these little monsters--the pinworms, not the horses.


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