A while back, I wrote about Annie’s mysterious horseshoe shaped lump on her neck. It wasn’t crusty or dry or itchy or weepy. It was simply an odd lump. You can read that post here.
After some searching, I realized that it was neckworms. I had never heard of neckworms and I wrote about them here.
The protocol was to use a double dose of Equimax, wait two weeks and then double dose again. Some horses need a third dose.
So, I did that.
AFTER THE 2ND DOSE, THE NECKWORMS ARE GONE!
The neckworms had been squishy on her neck for a few months. I was watching it, trying to figure out what it was.
After the second dose of the double Equimax, the lumps vanished.
I can still see a bit of a mark, not a scar, but it showed up on the photo. To the hand and to the eye, the area is flat and normal.
An odd hairless dime-sized patch rests right near where the lumps resided. I wonder if she had a little ‘dead worm’ boil that burst that I didn’t notice… Anyway, it looks normal, just absent of hair so she could have just scratched that on something. But, I found the bald patch interesting that it was so near where the worms were.
So, if your horse has neckworms, USE DOUBLE DOSES OF EQUIMAX, TWO WEEKS APART! It works!
AS FAR AS BG… Eye Goobers Gone!
I have used 2- double doses on BG and she is not all clear – although her symptoms were chronic and did not include the obvious neck lumps. BG has been ‘itchy’ her entire life. After the double dose, she still has hivey skin on her torso and neck. But, since she has probably had this infection for years, she will need more medicine. The medical article said that if a horse is infested with neckworms, treating it will exacerbate the condition as it is healing. The worm die-off is tough on the body.
So, I will treat her again – carefully – and support her nutritionally.
But, what I did notice was that her eye gack is almost totally gone! (Constant Eye globs is a symptom of Neck Worms) This is a mare who had a constant eye goober – all the time. Now, she has had very little. THAT is amazing!
I am confident we are on the right track!
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