Sunday, March 1, 2009

The Host with The Most

Or maybe the hostess. It could be Raven or it could be Tonka, but one of my horses is producing piles of manure that are, in turn, producing piles of tiny red worms. Of course I have them on a regular worming rotation, but it looks like we need some bigger guns this month. Over the past three days I have collected samples from both horses so that Kerstin can give me the go-ahead to hit them both with five days of Panacur (fendendazole). Here's a picture of some encysted red worm larvae just to gross you out.



5 comments:

Grey Horse Matters said...

Thanks, that picture is just what I needed to go with my morning tea. We're doing the Panacur this week, right now we're on day 3.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Ewwwww...looks sort of...er...meaty. In a raw yukky sort of way. Sure hope you can ban the suckers soon. :P

~Lisa

Black Jack's Carol said...

Mission accomplished. Gross, indeed! Interesting, though. I'm wondering why you would have to go to bigger guns - the harsher than usual winter, I wonder?

oregonsunshine said...

Fun!

Funder said...

Are you getting the vet to approve it out of politeness, or do you need an Rx for dewormer in Canada?