What kind of worms are these?

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  1. touchofdandy

    touchofdandy Senior Member+

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    I wormed Whiskey on Wednesday. He is my 4 month old weanling that I recently brought home. He ran with his mother in a herd that hasn't been wormed for the past year or so. So he was quite wormy. I decided the best way to worm was with something that wouldn't kill the majority off at once since I assumed he has a really heavy worm load going by his belly and just dullness.

    I decided to use Safeguard. I've been checking his poop for worms since I wormed him and today my niece and I found quite a few worms. I plan to reworm in 10 days.

    Anyways, what kind of worms are they? I didn't take photos since my camera was inside.
    There were tiny blood red worms, worms that started off clear then went to a whitish color, and then white worms. The clear to white colored worms were probably about 1-2inches in length.

    Thankyou in advance!! :)
     






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    HUS_WP_lovr Senior Member+

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    The last one sort of sounds like pin worms.
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    And the red ones sound like
    Large Strongyles also known as bloodworms or roundworms

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  3. Gypsy Rose

    Gypsy Rose Senior Member+

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    From your description, they could be strongyles and roundworms. Here's a link for you to check out, since I'm lousy at going by descriptions, and this link has pictures, lol!

    http://www.elliesstud.com/worms.htm
     
  4. TrailBlazer

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    Brief description and pictures of some worms here. Kind of graphic though.

    http://www.diagnosteq.com/intestine.html
     
  5. touchofdandy

    touchofdandy Senior Member+

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    Is something wrong with the forum because there are tons of repeated posts in this thread?

    Thanks for the links!!! :D
     
  6. TrailBlazer

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    Yup - I think they fixed it though.
     
  7. harper1

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    bloodworms are strongyles,Ascarids are round worms

    HI, if you found "Blood" red, worms, those are most likely strongyles, Bots are aslo red, however they look like little grub worms. I would have a fecal done to see just what your horse is hosting. That way you will know what to worm with. You were very smart to not use a real powerful wormer the first time, too many people make that mistake, and end up with a horse that colic's, good luck
     
  8. Ryle

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    Just a correction, bloodworms and roundworms are not the same thing.
    Strongyles--bloodworms. Ascarids--roundworms. Ascarids are commonly found in foals.

    From the description you definitely saw some strongyles and probably some pinworms--neither of which I would have doubted a young horse who hasn't been dewormed of having. I would expect that there are also ascarids in the mix as they are very very common in foals.

    There is no need to deworm in 10 days as it sounds like the fenbendazole is doing it's job unless you have a fecal check run by your vet and still find parasite eggs in 10 days. Talk to your vet about what kind of deworming program he recommends for foals.
     
  9. touchofdandy

    touchofdandy Senior Member+

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    Thankyou for all the replies! :D We have the worms under control now. :D
     

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