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Abbexi

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Abbexi says:

Red worms??? Blood worms???

 I was refilling my horse's water bucket today and noticed there were a load of red worms in the bottom.  This bucket was not filled by me.  Could these be blood worms?  Should I be really worried if he has ingested them?  

Also, I checked all of the other horses' water and gave them fresh, but some of those had the red worms in too.

Has anyone seen this before?

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kevinhiatt

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kevinhiatt says:

Re: Red worms??? Blood worms???

My water when filled by me at home used to have those worms in and was always changing the water, never letmy horse drink water with those things in, but you would never believe it but those worms can climb brick stable walls on the outside, the fishermen love them.

Gypsy Gold does not chink & glitter.It gleams in the sun and neighs in the dark.Tonka & Lara my beautiful horses RIP, Nelson,Chloe & Kitty the cats.

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rhapsody

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rhapsody says:

Re: Red worms??? Blood worms???

I would give him a 5 day course of panacur equine guard to be on the safe side.

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kevinhiatt

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kevinhiatt says:

Re: Red worms??? Blood worms???

Have a talk with your vet who will advise if action needs to be taken and also my horse is on the vet worming programme of 4 times a year.

Gypsy Gold does not chink & glitter.It gleams in the sun and neighs in the dark.Tonka & Lara my beautiful horses RIP, Nelson,Chloe & Kitty the cats.

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