Deworming & Internal Parasites

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FDA Approves Dewormer for Use in Broodmares

February 02, 2016

The FDA has approved Quest Plus (moxidectin/praziquantel) for use in breeding, pregnant, and lactating mares. ... Read More

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Crowdfunding Studies Instrumental in Securing USDA Grant

January 27, 2016

The equine parasite studies helped secure a $2.1 million, five-year, multiple species grant.... Read More

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The Horse's Top Infographics of 2015

December 31, 2015

Topics included stress, scratches, hoof abscesses, deworming, vaccinations, metabolic syndrome, healthy coats, and more.... Read More

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Targeted vs. Rotational Deworming: Which Is Less Expensive?

November 21, 2015

In certain situations, mainly stable herds of adult horses, deworming following FECs can be a cost-effective option.... Read More

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The Battle Against the Bugs

November 17, 2015

Here's a rundown on our arsenal of equine disease-fighting drugs and their proper uses.... Read More

It is important that you know the basic characteristics of common equine parasites, as well as the main mechanisms of action and affects of the common deworming compounds.

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Should You Deworm After the First Frost?

October 28, 2015

There are two main parasites--bots and tapeworms--that should be your targets for fall or winter dewormings.... Read More

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FDA Seeking Vets' Input on Antiparasitic Resistance Survey

September 30, 2015

The FDA says responses will help efforts to slow the development of resistance and more.... Read More

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UK Gluck Center to Host Immunology Symposium in November

September 25, 2015

This symposium will focus on the immune system's role in equine diseases caused by viruses, bacteria, and parasites.... Read More

Fecal egg counts (completed under a microscope) performed before and after deworming help owners determine whether a drug is effective and which horses are low, moderate, or high shedders.

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Novel Equine Deworming Principles, Procedures in the Works

September 25, 2015

Researchers are working to help us better evaluate and manage parasites in the face of anthelmintic resistance.... Read More

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Colic Basics: What You Should Know

September 18, 2015

Being prepared in advance can help horse owners handle this scary situation as well as possible.... Read More

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Managing Young Horses

September 15, 2015

Care for horses under the age of 4 with their future health and performance in mind.... Read More

Scratches commonly affects the rear aspect of nonpigmented pasterns.

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Dewormer's Effect on Scratches

August 28, 2015

Find out what kinds of skin parasites can cause scratches and how these pests respond to ivermectin treatment. ... Read More

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Infographic: Deworming Adult Horses

August 05, 2015

Are you still doing rotational deworming? Learn a new, better way to manage internal parasites in this visual guide!... Read More

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Survey: Owners Consider Vets Important in Horse Health Care

July 17, 2015

The 2015 AHP Equine Industry Survey shows that horse owners rely on vets, industry has stabilized since Great Recession.... Read More

An ascarid impaction in a weanling at surgery.

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Foal Owners Beware: The Danger of Ascarids

June 30, 2015

Ascarids can damage various body systems during the first 18 months of a horse's life. Here's how to protect your foal.... Read More

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Vaccines, Dewormers, and Nutrition for Senior Horses

June 30, 2015

Ensure your horse's "healthspan" equals his lifespan by optimizing his immunity, parasite control, and feed programs.... Read More

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Phase II of NAHMS Equine 2015 Study Postponed

June 30, 2015

The study is postponed due to a large-scale highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreak requiring officials' attention.... Read More

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Rotational Deworming can Promote Drug Resistant Parasites

June 29, 2015

Many veterinarians now recommend using fecal egg counts to determine your horse's deworming needs.... Read More

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What is a Neck Threadworm, and Can it Hurt My Horse?

June 26, 2015

An equine parasitologist answers a horse owner question about these mysterious worms.... Read More

Following nerve removal, Dr. Withers stitches the incision up before moving on to the next leg.

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A Day Spent at an Equine Clinic Abroad

June 23, 2015

Take a behind-the-scenes look at the goings-on of a U.K. vet clinic and its differences from ones stateside.... Read More

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Designing an Equine Wellness Plan for Your Practice

June 13, 2015

Wellness plans are a win-win-win for clinic, client, and patient. Learn how to implement one in your vet practice.... Read More

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Know Your Horse's Health Parameters

June 12, 2015

Be familiar with what's normal for your horse so it's obvious when something's not right.... Read More

Fluorescing equine strongyle eggs stained by The Parasight System and photographed using an iPhone 5s attached to The Parasight System’s imaging device.

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Researching and Developing Novel Fecal Egg Count Methods

April 21, 2015

A new smartphone app is designed to help veterinarians obtain fecal egg count results quickly and easily in the field.... Read More

Larvae of <em>Strongylus vulgaris</em>, the bloodworm, migrate in the mesenteric arteries for about four months before returning to the intestine. Here, they cause inflammation and blood clots that can lead to severe colic. This parasite has not been reported resistant to dewormers and has become rare in managed horse populations.

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New Test Helps Vets Evaluate Bloodworms' Link to Colic

April 17, 2015

Using a new test, researchers determined that bloodworms are associated with nonstrangulating intestinal infarctions.... Read More

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USDA to Begin Equine Study This Spring

April 06, 2015

The study's results will serve as a basis for education and research related to equine health and management, and more. ... Read More