worm eggs in manure

Discussion in 'Horse Management' started by Coda Cowgirl, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. Coda Cowgirl

    Coda Cowgirl Well-known Member

    this is going to sound like a strange question but can you actually see worm eggs in a horses manure? Are they too small to see with the eye and need a microscope?
     
  2. Jacky Y

    Jacky Y New Member

    No you cannot see worm eggs without a microscope.
     
  3. kiraSpark

    kiraSpark Gold Member

    You can see big fat Bot fly larvae though, after youve just wormed them.
     
  4. Coda Cowgirl

    Coda Cowgirl Well-known Member

    what do they look like? colour and size? ive tried to google but wasn't having much luck! I only ask as i was picking thru my mares poo (she was slightly colicy looking) and noticed some small round 'bits' and wasn't sure if it was something she had been eating in the paddock! She was only wormed about 4 weeks ago and hasn't left the property since and poo is picked up regularly.
     
  5. Double Helix

    Double Helix Well-known Member

    They are a sort of pink/red colour. Fairly large and easy to see.
     
  6. kiraSpark

    kiraSpark Gold Member

    The bot fly larvae are easy to see, they are 1-1.5cm or so long and fat and creamy white.
     

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