Hi NTW people (and any others that investigate droppings after worming).
Last night I double dosed with Equimax. The horses are out 24/7 so this morning I checked fresh manure piles and found tape worms and in one ball (smooth all round and still slippery) I found a live caterpillar! It was greyish green and about 1 inch long - curled up about the size of a dime.
I don't have a clue what this is but I know that many of you are very knowledgeable about parasites ... over to you!!!
Vineyridge and Eqtrainer have probably solved this mystery - at least they have given me an explaination that doesn't freak me out as much as the notion that these things were in my horses' G.I. tracts!
Any chance that these insects were baled up in my hay? (Please say NO!)
This may change forever the simple mindless pleasure of shaking out hay!