I had such faith in the enema but today, I lifted up Major's tail to do his morning wash and was confronted with a worm that had just wriggled out!   I am now at my wits' end in trying to find ways of getting rid of these seemingly indestructible critters!


  1. Have you tried giving him some diatamacious earth in his feed.

  2. Hi Jack,

    HAven't managed to get hold of any yet but it has been recommended.


    This a a very good site for info on all worms too.

  3. Aw, I can imagine your disappointment at that and Major`s irritation. I do hope you get to the bottom of it soon. Have any of the other neds suffering from them?

  4. The horse in the next stall got Pinworm in October - although we didn't realise it was that at the time. Unlucky for Major, they both used to share the 'starvation' paddock throughout the summer too. However, this horse's problems responded well to the wormer and steroid treatment and he is now clear.
    I have a feeling that the whole yard may be sitting on a time bomb as apparently it takes 4-5 months for the eggs to mature.

  5. I use to scatter salt in a dog yard to dry the eggs but I don't think that would work in this case.

  6. Quoted from an online source; "Ivermectin or Strongid (or any generic that is a pyrantel pamoate base) will also kill pinworms." Have you tried a double dose of strongid?

  7. Spiritartist, yes, he's had double doses of Strongid and Ivermectin - and his enema was Equest! The vets admit that pinworm is very, very difficult to get rid of as they do not respond as other worms do.

    Soaked his butt in olive oil earlier today in the hope that the ones that appear tonight will drown before they can go back in!!!

  8. I recommend.
    Pancur Power Pac
    One a day for 5 days. Then give him some probiotics to get his good gut bugs back.


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