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Six Problems That Can Be Due To Worms

By John Byrd, DVM Problem #4:  Ulcers Bots, Draschia megastoma and Habronema musccae are 3 classes of worms that can be responsible for ulcers in the stomach.  Bot worms are the larval stage in the cycle of a Bot fly.  They look like a small...

Six Problems That Can Be Due To Worms

By John Byrd, DVM Problem #3:  Chronic cough, Runny nose Round worms can also be responsible for coughs and runny noses in young horses most often under one year of age, but may even occur in horses slightly older.  One stage of the life cycle of...

Six Problems That Can Be Due To Worms

By John Byrd, DVM Problem #2  Wormy Horse Syndrome:  Weight Loss, Diarrhea, Stunting, Poor Hair Coat, Depression, Poor Appetite, and Potbelly appearance  I have elected to discuss all these problems together because they all appear to occur...

Six Problems That Can Be Due To Worms

By John Byrd, DWM Problem #1:  Colic Colic just means a horse has pain in its abdomen.  There are many causes of this pain and different worms can cause colic.  Round worms can cause the pain when a young horse, such as a weanling or yearling,...