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post #1 of 7 Old 08-07-2020, 06:46 PM Thread Starter
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ok. Listen up kiddos. Lol

I’ve got this 1yo filly, when I bought her she had terrible worms and lost a little too much weight.
That was fall of 2019!
I’ve dewormed her with a 5pack of ivermectin! She almost admittedly perked up! Started gain back weight fast, her coat is now healthy and happy!!
Here’s the thing.
She’s had free range of hay.
So give me your two cents.
Is this worms or just a baby belly?

Thanks y’all
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post #2 of 7 Old 08-07-2020, 07:01 PM
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So you've had her for nearly a year and only wormed her when first arrived?
Did you check her after that worming for any worms left alive she was passing?

She has been on the same field the entire time?
Any other animals share that field with her?
If so how do they look?
Flies can transmit worms of certain kinds...other livestock in the area?

My gut reaction though is she has a bloated look to her, is underweight in that picture shared.
Her coat is just not quite right either.
She shouldn't be fat but she is a under where I would want to see her, and yes I get growth and gangly looking but she just looks wanting for a bit of something.
If you can get a fecal you would know what if anything to treat her for since not all worm medication works on all varieties of worms.
I would make sure she not have bot eggs on her coat as its that time of the year and yes she can get wormy is she ingests any of the eggs..
Then after a hard frost if you get them use worm medication that will kill off those worms which are seasonal specific pests.
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She is out with two other horses, they look happy and healthy!
She is dirty in those pictures so yes, she doesn’t look the best!
She is rotated between three paddocks.
Do you recommend deworming her again?
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Am I understanding you gave a weanling/6 month old - 5 - adult doses of ivermectin? 5 adult doses? That would be by weight recommended dose depending on age any where from 10x to as much as 20x what should have been given and that is pushing the limits of safe. It is not the recommended wormer for that age group as in many areas the ascarids are resistant and that is what you are looking to kill. Worming should be done using the recommendations for your area and time of year. Even though ivermectin has a wider safety range than most that is still an incredibly high dose even if done 5 days in a row instead of all in one day.

If that is all you have given then it is time to collect a fresh sample and have a fecal done so you know what you are trying to kill and what type and dose of wormer would be effective for your horse in your location.
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She probably IS wormy but looking at what she's eating, it could also be hay belly. I would have a FEC done, then deworm as directed by your vet. I'd also give her some higher quality protein feed (like high quality alfalfa) and a Junior Feed. She's only 2? now, the way I read your post she was 1 year when you got her so would be 2 now, so she's still a baby baby and hasn't got a grown up digestive system yet.

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With the "I've got a 1 y.o." I took it as horse is now 1 and was a weanling so 3 to 6 months...

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With the "I've got a 1 y.o." I took it as horse is now 1 and was a weanling so 3 to 6 months...
Could go either way, but my advice wouldn't really change except to maybe say feed a good Junior Feed.

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