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  • I wormed my horse 4 weeks ago can i worm her again
  • How soon after worming should you see a difference in a wormy belly

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    04-20-2012, 09:26 PM
Worming Question

I'm having a slight issue right now with Sky and her weight.
I bought her in September, and since her previous owner said he had just wormed her I waited 12 weeks to worm her again. In December I wormed her with invermectin and she looked good through the winter. I let time get away from me and didn't worm her again until two weeks ago, making it 16 weeks since the last time. What caught my eye was how wormy she really looked. I've been noticing lately that I can see her ribs, when I couldn't before, and her back was bony but at the same time she has a belly.

I wormed her with Safeguard this last time because that's what was next on her rotation, but two weeks later I am still not seeing any improvement on her wormy belly. Shouldn't I be by now, if the wormer worked?

I already plan on getting a fecal egg count, but I just had to ask if it was normal for a horse to get so wormy just by going over a few weeks on worming her? And should I in fact being seeing results already? After the fecal egg count, when is it ok to worm her again?
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    04-21-2012, 11:45 AM
    04-21-2012, 02:32 PM
1) Have the vet look at her and check for any other underlying problems and do a FEC like you said.

2) You will have to check the dewormer and see what it says for how soon you can worm afterwards. Er- both dewormers, the one you just wormed with and the one you are going to worm with.

3) Not all dewormers are going to work on every horse, I would try something like Equimax, it hits practically every worm, and works well on most horses.
    04-21-2012, 03:51 PM
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I am seeing what look like corn meal in my horses droppings. I dewormed about three weeks ago with equi max I am wondering if this is normal or maybe he is bigger than the max on the tube and I should have used more. He is a big guy. Prob about 1400 lb.

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