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[RC] worming before a ride - k s swigart

Dawn Simas said:

Todd Nelson, DVM, ride vet for decades, told
me to worm after a ride because of all the shared
food and water.

I find this statement rather odd.  It is my understanding that most
worms are intestinal parasites that are ingested by the horse after
being in contact in some way with fecal material that contains the eggs
of the parasite that are pooped out by an infected horse.

I cannot see how sharing food and water would have any effect on this,
unless infected horses were crapping in the shared food and
water...which isn't something that I have encountered much at a ride.

Am I missing something?

Orange County, Calif.


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