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  1. #1
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    Default What's this worm?

    De-wormed with Equimax on Saturday. Found these in the poops in the field today (not necessarily FROM today or last night):

    http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s...Worm030712.jpg

    They are pink, about 1/2 inch long or less, look like little 'male parts' with segments and hair lining the segment. They're fat little things...

    There was one or two in each pile that I found any in, not lots and lots...

    Are these tapeworm larvae? Euw....
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    Bot



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    Ick...do you think I should double worm, do it again in a week or so?
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    You should be worming spring and fall for them.

    Equimax killed them. They are not now your concern. So concentrate on the other nasties down the road and remember this fall to worm for Bots again.

    I hear it was a bad Bot year for many. But as I lost all my horsie neighbors that NEVER wormed their horses I had few Bot flies last year.



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    Thanks. Due to the warmer winter the botflies stayed around here longer...should have double wormed in fall/winter...
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    Yep, bot larva.

    Look for a thread SuckerForHorses started on ulcers. She's got AWESOME scope pictures that show not only the ulcers in her horse, but lots of bot larva hanging out there

    In MD you absolutely need to be killing bots (and tapeworms) twice a year, Spring and Fall.
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    bots!!


    what do I win?? :>

    Tamara
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    Quote Originally Posted by Melelio View Post
    Thanks. Due to the warmer winter the botflies stayed around here longer...should have double wormed in fall/winter...
    yep warmer winter=more bot flies=more bot eggs

    but the thing about a warmer winter is that you never know until it's already over...don't be traumatized. :>


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    I have never seen them expelled before, now I know what they look like not only as they are attached to the stomach, but when they come out the other end! When I wormed my mare who had them, I didn't go aroudn looking at poops in the field to see if they really did come out.

    Here is my photo album of the ulcers and bots:

    http://www.photobucket.com/ulcers
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    A great natural trick for Bots egg removal when you see them on the horse's hair. Use a rough wash cloth and HOT water to get the eggs to release. I have added a little mineral oil to the hot water. Just rub vigorously.
    This miminics the action the horse uses with his tounge that starts the internal process of hatching bot eggs.
    Larry Garner
    Spalding Fly Predators



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