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Worrisome Worms

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What is your most important parasite concern?

Large strongyles (bloodworms)
23%
91
Small strongyles (cyathostomes)
26%
103
Ascarids (roundworms)
9%
37
Tapeworms
16%
62
Pinworms
4%
15
Bots
12%
47
Other
10%
40

Total votes cast: 395

Comments & Write-in Answers

all of the above are a concern for me

8/15/2010 4:02:02 PM

all parasites are worrysome

8/14/2010 10:42:44 PM

Rescue dog we were fostering shed a tapeworm, took precautions w/all animals we have!

8/14/2010 6:50:31 PM

all parasites are of concern, but the hard to kill ones worry me

8/14/2010 10:42:35 AM

All

8/14/2010 9:17:37 AM

Tail rubbing drives me crazy. I find tub paste takes a while to show any improvement.

8/13/2010 1:48:23 AM

Tapeworms and their connections to impaction colic/difficulty detecting in fecal tests

8/12/2010 6:11:26 PM

These seem to be the most detremental to the older horses

8/12/2010 5:28:37 PM

encysted strongyle larvae

8/12/2010 3:28:16 PM

both large and small strongyles no problem with all the rest

8/12/2010 2:46:06 PM

all of them are most important!

8/12/2010 2:33:24 PM

are even resistant to panacur power pack

8/12/2010 11:41:13 AM

Resistance!!

8/11/2010 8:53:19 PM

my real concern is growing resistance to available anthelmintics

8/11/2010 7:25:51 PM

I consider all parasites important when it comes to my horses

8/11/2010 5:02:55 PM

neck threadworms

8/11/2010 4:12:38 PM

Deworming the senior horse

8/11/2010 3:33:56 PM

Drug resistance for any internal parasite

8/11/2010 11:47:42 AM

combo of all, whatever would be present to harm my horses.

8/11/2010 11:42:54 AM

liver flukes from irrigation water

8/11/2010 10:29:02 AM

Have to say to me, They all are!!

8/11/2010 8:38:31 AM

not worried, do fecals twice yearly

8/10/2010 10:11:02 PM

Anything else I can handle! I haven't seen bots on my horse, so not worried about those.

8/10/2010 8:57:40 PM

all of them. I do regular fecal checks.

8/10/2010 8:31:56 PM

encysted small strongyles until they come up with a new "worm of the day"

8/10/2010 8:09:58 PM

resistance

8/10/2010 8:04:05 PM

I had a horse colic from bots once - it took month for her stomach to recover! now worm every month

8/10/2010 6:43:28 PM

All of them?

8/10/2010 6:23:38 PM

culacoides gnats

8/10/2010 6:03:27 PM

do not know

8/10/2010 5:17:54 PM

My horses are regularly wormed, but last year bot flies were BAD!

8/10/2010 5:00:05 PM

RESISTANCE!!!

8/10/2010 4:45:41 PM

all of the above

8/10/2010 4:45:03 PM

seeing disgusting worm/stomach photos on the web

8/10/2010 4:41:14 PM

Alll the above, especially bloodworms & bots

8/10/2010 4:35:30 PM

resistance

8/10/2010 4:33:00 PM

I worry over all of the worms not just one kind

8/10/2010 4:06:39 PM

how about "all of the above"? Dogs / Horses / Cats living in close vicinity

8/10/2010 3:58:27 PM

Wormer resistance.

8/10/2010 3:57:49 PM

Small strongyle RESISTANCE

8/10/2010 3:50:38 PM

I have a 16-wk old colt, so ascarids are the number 1 baddie for me right now

8/10/2010 3:48:34 PM

TICKS

8/10/2010 3:48:33 PM

All of t he above plus ticks carrying many diseases

8/10/2010 3:47:06 PM

all of them

8/10/2010 3:46:07 PM

Ticks are the parasites I have a problem with.

8/10/2010 3:45:00 PM

Parasite resistance to drugs over time.

8/10/2010 3:40:30 PM

Managing different horses- fecal eggs counts, etc.

8/10/2010 3:33:38 PM

No worries

8/10/2010 3:26:24 PM

Fecal counts have been negative for 1 yr now. I do not have bots so I am not concerned.

8/10/2010 3:05:36 PM

I think that any that migrate through tissue and blood vessels pose the most danger

8/10/2010 3:03:36 PM

onchocerciasis - inability to easily diagnose and eliminate adult parasites from hypersensitive hors

8/10/2010 2:58:43 PM

hookworms

8/10/2010 2:55:00 PM

all of the above.

8/10/2010 2:50:06 PM

large strongyles mostly in our area..

8/10/2010 1:25:52 PM

I'm concerned about all parasites.None do the horses any favors

8/10/2010 12:31:48 PM

As far as I'm concerened, they are all pretty much serious.

8/10/2010 9:52:04 AM

ALL of them!! and i have a hard time remembering what to give seasonally

8/10/2010 9:19:16 AM