Deworming & Internal Parasites

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

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Spring Health Preparations

March 31, 2015

Check all these tasks off your list as you transition your horse into spring riding season.... Read More

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Study: Common Equine Parasite Misidentified in Textbooks

March 25, 2015

Parascaris equorum, known for infecting foals, is actually a different species: Parascaris univalens.... Read More

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Integrated Parasite Control: How to Strike a Balance

February 26, 2015

Deworming protocols have changed radically over the past decade. Here's what you should consider.... Read More

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Parasite Control in Young Horses

February 20, 2015

Dr. Martin Nielsen reviews which parasites are dangerous to foals and how to best deworm young horses.... Read More

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UK Equine Showcase, Breeders' Short Course Held Jan. 23-24

February 20, 2015

Lecture topics included equine proliferative enteropathy, the physiology of aging, amino acid requirements, and more.... Read More

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Shipping Horses Long Distances

February 16, 2015

Consider these factors when transporting horses afar, be it to a show or a new home. ... Read More

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Four Ways to Help Keep Your Horse Healthy

February 15, 2015

A wellness plan is a proactive approach in caring for your horse.... Read More

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Don't Forget to Vaccinate and Deworm Old Horses

January 27, 2015

How often are your aging horses vaccinated and dewormed?... 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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Moxidectin Effective at Reducing Small Strongyle Egg Counts

January 25, 2015

Moxidectin was 99.9% effective, while fenbendazole was only 41.9% effective 14 days post-treatment.... Read More

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Picking Up Where I Left Off With Horse Ownership

January 14, 2015

Have you returned to owning horses after a hiatus? What do you remember most about the experience?... Read More

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New Year's Resolutions for Maximizing Horse Health in 2015

January 01, 2015

Here are five ways to help your horse stay healthy and happy through the new year.... Read More

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Should I Deworm My Horse in the Winter?

December 10, 2014

Is it worthwhile to deworm my horses during the winter?... Read More

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Equine Life Stages: Stallions and Mares

December 04, 2014

Stallions and broodmares require special care. Learn how to keep breeding horses healthy.... Read More

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A New Breed of Funding

December 01, 2014

Is crowdsourcing the research funding of the future for equine health studies? ... Read More

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Survey: Managers Use Outdated Parasite Control Strategies

November 27, 2014

A high percentage of Thoroughbred farm managers used rotational deworming without monitoring drug effectiveness. ... Read More

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The Key to the Future: Broodmare and Stallion Care

November 20, 2014

While they only make up a small segment of the equine industry, breeding stock is the future of our business.... Read More

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2015 UK Equine Showcase, Breeders' Short Course Scheduled

October 24, 2014

The programs are open to vets, owners, and managers or anyone interested in equine reproduction and management.... Read More

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What Deworming Program is Right for Seniors?

October 23, 2014

A listener wants to know if strategic deworming is okay for older horses with health issues. Dr. Bryant Craig responds.... Read More

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Tips for Preparing Your Older Horse for Winter

October 23, 2014

Take these considerations into account when preparing older horses for winter and maintaining them throughout.... Read More

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Equine Life Stages: Senior Horses

October 16, 2014

Old horses spend their lifetimes earning our love and respect. Learn how to keep them healthy and comfortable.... Read More

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Survey: Some Owners Treat Encysted Small Redworms Improperly

October 05, 2014

One in five British horse owners used a dewormer not indicated to treat encysted small redworms (or strongyles).... Read More

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The Golden Years: Caring for the Senior Horse

October 03, 2014

With a little extra care and attention, many older horses can have an extended career and a comfortable life.... Read More

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Deworming Dilemma

September 26, 2014

An owner seeks advice about deworming her horse that lives alone and travels to a public barn for exercise.... Read More