Tuesday, 23 February 2016

De-worming the abandoned foal ~ winter worming against encysted small redworms

So today was worming day for Eggsy a very important winter de-wormer against encysted small redworms (small strongyles, cyathostomes) a major killer in abandoned foals.

An over burden of small red worm encysted larvae can cause damage to the intestinal wall resulting in an inability to absorb nutrients, diarrhoea and debilitation, when they emerge from their cysts they can also cause colic.

In their encysted state small red worms will not show up in a worm count also they are protected from most wormers by the cyst wall so during the winter all horses should be given either a single dose of a moxiddectin wormer or a 5 day course of fenbendazole.

Eggsy is being given the moxiddectin de-wormer Equest. As you can see he is very good about standing and taking the wormer not even requiring a head collar. We think he must like the taste!

Equest is one of the more expensive equine de-wormers retailing at around £10 -£12 if you'd like to sponsor Eggsy's de-wormer a donation can be made on his GoFundMe page.

Would you like to help Eggsy? 

Eggsy has a GoFundMe campaign to help raise funds for his care, we'd be really grateful if you'd go take a look, share it far and wide via your social media and of course if you can spare some money please donate.

Help Raise Abandoned Foal Eggsy ~ GoFundMe

Thank you, Eggsy and I really appreciate it x

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