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post #1 of 6 Old 06-08-2016, 05:33 PM Thread Starter
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Worming an 8month old

Hello.. Iv recently bought an 8month old colt who as had a runny nose, sneezing and cough for since i bought him which qas 5days old. I have been told it could be a worm that as worked it'd way up to his lungs and I would need a 5day wormer for it as nothing else works.
Just wondering what would be the best wormer for him?

Any help would be much appreciated!

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post #2 of 6 Old 06-08-2016, 05:52 PM
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I would really check with your vet first to make sure it's not strangles, the crud, allergies, or a plethora of other things. Your vet can also tell you what the best wormer would be and if he even has worms. If he has a large load of worms giving him lots of wormer could cause severe complications like impaction. I know a lot of people do a Panacur power pack, but I would really suggest you check with a vet first to make sure.


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Call the vet. Do NOT try to worm anything that young without getting the vet involved.

Orrrrr you can go ahead and worm the colt without getting the vet involved. It could colic from dead worm overload and die.

A trail riding crony of mine did that instead of taking my advice --- thought he'd save some dollars on a vet visit when he could "just by the worm meds and do it himself". The colt died ---------

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Hello.. Iv recently bought an 8month old colt who as had a runny nose, sneezing and cough for since i bought him which qas 5days old. I have been told it could be a worm that as worked it'd way up to his lungs and I would need a 5day wormer for it as nothing else works.
Just wondering what would be the best wormer for him?

Any help would be much appreciated!

Thanks
Not touching the wormer thing, not on a colt who has "had a runny nose, sneezing and cough" for 8 MONTHS. Call the vet.

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You bought him as 5 days old or 5 days ago?

Either way you need to call the vet for sure. It's not a worm, he is sick.

I'm sure he has worms as well, but the vet will be able to advise you :)
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post #6 of 6 Old 06-16-2016, 04:29 PM
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I would start with a FEC (fecal egg count) to see if he has adult worms and what kind, it takes only a day to have done. 8 months is one of the most common ages young horses die from ascarids so do not "just deworm".
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