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post #21 of 41 Old 09-10-2012, 12:23 PM
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Jaydee....yes, im sure it's pinworms. And yes, people get them too.

Egrogan....as I said above, it is VERY important to clean her stall properly as the eggs are probably all over the place in there. That's the main problem. They get picked up by the horse continually when not taken care off. The dewormer, any dewormer, kills only the adults present in the horse. And if your horse has been at the place for two years at least, and had the same stall all the time, it very well could be she's the only one infested.
Ask your vet what he suggests to use for cleaning.

And keep us updated
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post #22 of 41 Old 09-10-2012, 12:32 PM Thread Starter
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Deserthorse-You make a good point about what's left behind in the stall. She's been in this particular stall for ~6 months now, not the entire time she's been at the barn.

Their stalls are rubber-matted, and the stalls are well picked, with shavings added, daily. They are completed stripped, with a drying agent put down, every Sunday. To my knowledge though, there is never a disinfectant used (bleach?) so that is something I will have to look into.
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Bleach I don't know, like I said, ask your vet on what to use.
Important is to clean everything she could rub her behind on, walls, feeders, waterers, anything at that height...and below. The worms just sit there waiting to be ingested.
And maybe the horse before had them and it was never detected.
Worms are Hardy and pretty ingenious little creatures
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Bleach is not the best for disinfecting. There are products specifically for disinfecting stalls. I'll see if I can fond one and post a link.


Here's one. I know there are several others.

http://www.valleyvet.com/ct_detail.html?pgguid=302ce3af-9599-46a7-9889-ae047bdec8a7&gas=Stall%20cleaner

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post #25 of 41 Old 09-10-2012, 01:03 PM
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Here's a good article on disinfecting things for horses.

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Bleach reacts with urine to give off a really nasty gas and since horses pee a lot this could be a serious health risk
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Thanks guys for the resources on stall cleaning. This horse ownership thing is sure a humbling experience- there's so much to learn!!
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Thanks guys for the resources on stall cleaning. This horse ownership thing is sure a humbling experience- there's so much to learn!!
The modern era of horse health issues can sometimes be overwhelming to us long-time horse owners.

I sure wouldn't want to start fresh in the horse world today

I would also be sure to ask the vet about wormer resistance, where your horse is concerned.

Hang in there and please let us all know what the vet says. In a way we all have a vested interest because we all deal with worms

I should not be eating a bowl of rice at this moment---------------
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Walkinthewalk........bowl of rice.....those are kitty tapeworms.....a whole other story I could tell........
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Walkinthewalk........bowl of rice.....those are kitty tapeworms.....a whole other story I could tell........
Ack! Nohhhhh don't say it---------------------lollollol
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