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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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