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post #1 of 2 Old 06-06-2011, 02:57 AM Thread Starter
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Overdose on worming paste?

I currently have my horse agisted at my work, and we have just had all the school horses wormed. My horse is in an unserviced paddock with six other horses. Basically, I have to do everything myself, which I thought included worming my own horse. Anyway, turns out this isn't the case, and they did it without telling me so she has been re wormed by me the very next day. I have read that colic is a possible side effect of overdosing on worming paste, is this common? And is there anything else I should be looking out for?

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post #2 of 2 Old 06-06-2011, 04:23 AM
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TO truely overdose a horse you hve to give it a significant amount.

With double worming your biggest threat is colic. Colic is most likely in horses that had a heavy worm burden before worming, as the worms dieing off (perticularly encysted red worm which have burrowed into the walls of the gut) in massive numbers very quickly cause discomfort in the gut and can cause a toxic reaction.

If your horse was previously wormed and did not appear to be wormy then I would say you will probably get away with it.

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