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        01-23-2010, 08:22 PM
    Unhappy Worms...

    Does anyone else have this problem? I went to go see the horses today and when I busted the ice open there was a big shock. There were about 100 worms crawling in the water. They were regular earthworms...and it's the middle of Winter! I just cleaned it like two days before that. And clean water was put in there. The horses get wormed every other month. The water tank was a large livestock water holder. It holds 200 gallons. Does anyone else's water tanks do this? I closed it off and made the horses drink out of the creek, until I know more...
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        01-23-2010, 10:39 PM
    That's odd. If you figure it out, let me know cause now I'm curious.
        01-24-2010, 10:55 AM
    I don't know how or why but we get earthworms in the automatic water tanks. Go figure.
        01-24-2010, 11:22 AM
    Earthworms are not parasites; so there's no connection between worming your horse for intestinal parasites and earthworms in the water troughs.

    I'd just dump the trough and refill it and not worry about it.
        01-24-2010, 01:16 PM
    I know there not connected. I was just saying that so people wouldn't be like "What if it wasn't earthworms?" I dumped it out and I'm going to scrub it and put more water in it. But...for now (since it's raining) the horses willo have to do with the creek :p I swear they like creek water better anyway.
        01-24-2010, 04:46 PM
    That is really odd I have never heard of that before....but if you do find out please let me know.
        01-24-2010, 07:14 PM
    How disgusting. O_O I hate worms, it's terrifying that you can cut it in half and you have two worms instead of one dead one. =[

    I can't imagine how they're getting in there. I'd keep trying to clean it out as often as you can, maybe with a bleach solution just to make sure it's super clean. I doubt it'll hurt your horses, but I wouldn't let them drink out of a trough full of worms either. =P Maybe get a few smaller buckets? They're easier to dump and clean out, lol.

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