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post #11 of 18 Old 06-28-2010, 12:06 PM
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post #12 of 18 Old 06-28-2010, 12:35 PM
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The worms appeared about a week later after the wounds if I recall correctly from last year.
Did you have the vet look at them last time?


I agree with SR that what she describes might be the issue. But it might be you have a wound that flies have managed to lay eggs in and they hatch into little grubs in a weeks time.
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post #13 of 18 Old 06-28-2010, 02:59 PM Thread Starter
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The BO does all our horses as a 'herd' so to speak. Like they go out and buy all the dewormers and administer them and then charge us at the end of the month. Same with the vet bills, so I never see the actual recipt. 4 times a year I believe is how often they deworm too. I've only owned Honor since December and I leased him before then so I am just now starting to understand how this whole thing works out. Im going to ask if I can watch how they administer it though when they do it this month so I can start doing it myself so I know when hes getting it exactly.

On the other hand, my horse is somewhat agressive out in the field with the other horses so they may have gotton in there via flys landing in wounds.

I still want a vet or someone to come out and look at him though, and possibly a feces sample ( a friend of mine sugested having one done.)

Another question I have is: Do you think a daily dewormer would help at all? He is more prone to worms than the other horses out at the farm.

and Speed Racer : Thank you for explaining, I think we have one of those in our first aid stuff. So what do the eggs look like?

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Bot eggs kind of look like specks of dirt, but when you brush the horse they don't come off.

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You will not know if he is more 'prone to worms than everyone else' until you have some fecals done.


It is hard for me to believe that the BO does not provide the horse owner with any receipts for vet work.
I have nothing against a BO doing all that stuff but I can not imagine boarding some where that does not provide me with a vet record/receipt for what was done to my horse.

I think the daily dewormer thing is something you need to bring up with your vet.
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I know what was done to my horse, I made sure I was there when the vet came to do blood work and shots and I know exactly what was done and given to him. We just don't get recipts or anything, just a board bill at the begining of the month..I guess that is kind of out of the ordinary.

And i'll talk to the vet.

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Does the board bill break down exactly what your horse got? Does it include the basics of the vets observations while they were there? (Temp, etc)

The receipt usually has that stuff and it allows you to have a paper copy of what the vet did.
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The policy of just rotating wormers 4 times a year has become outdate because of the worms developing resistance to the wormers. BO's in our area (both VA and NY) have mostly gone to doing fecals quarterly. (each season, essentially). That way each horse gets what they need, and we are not treating horses who do not have any parasites. It still amazes me that some horses (mine) tend to have certain parasites, while others, in the same pasture, have none. I have to make sure my horses get exactly what they need to keep them from having issues.

As far as Bots-those little black pumice-like shedding blocks will also remove them with very little elbow grease. So will a fingernail, from my experience.

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