Deworming & Internal Parasites


Equine Parasitology Research Dr. Gene Lyons Dies

December 08, 2017

Eugene T. Lyons, PhD, a longtime UK Department of Veterinary Science faculty member, died Dec. 7. He was 86.... Read More


Immunosenescence: What Owners of Old Horses Need to Know

December 08, 2017

Take a look at how immunosenescence and its effects impact the way owners and veterinarians care for senior horses.... Read More


New Website Features UK's Historic Parasitology Horse Herds

November 24, 2017

The website features the history of two parasitology research herds that scientists have managed at UK since the 1970s.... Read More


Winter is Coming: Are Your Horses and Farm Ready?

November 23, 2017

Three equine professionals offer tips for preparing your animals, facilities, and yourself for the deep freeze ahead.... Read More


Monthly Equine Wellness Tips

November 19, 2017

Find a year's worth of tips to keep your horse healthy in every season.... Read More


A New Horse With an Unknown History: Where to Start?

October 11, 2017

I purchased a horse, and she came with no health records. How do I get her back on a preventive care regimen?... Read More


Got Bots?

October 10, 2017

Bots are pesky creatures capable of causing irritation and physical damage to horses. Here's what to know.... Read More

Good manure management, including picking manure out of pastures and dry lots, is one of the best ways to limit your horse's exposure to internal parasites.


Diatomaceous Earth's Deficiency

October 04, 2017

Learn why this deworming technique doesn't have an antiparasitic effect in horses.... Read More


UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Ashley Steuer, DVM

September 23, 2017

Steuer is conducting in vitro (in the laboratory) research on cultivating certain equine parasites. ... Read More


Scientists Test New Equine Small Strongyle Control Method

September 08, 2017

Researchers are studying sainfoin, a plant containing tannins, which have anthelmintic effects on ruminant parasites.... Read More

Your veterinarian will help create a vaccination plan to keep your horse's immune system strong. What's right for your horse depends on his age, health history, and exposure to other animals, as well as your location.


Fall Equine Wellness: What Your Horse Needs

September 07, 2017

Administer booster vaccinations and target deworming treatments to help protect your horse's health.... Read More


A Visit to Maine Chance Farm with UK's Parasitology Team

August 26, 2017

Maddie Regis describes her morning with the parasite research horse herds and the scientists that study them.... Read More


LMU Students Share Collaborative Research Project Updates

August 25, 2017

Research topics included deworming, cytokine production in senior horses, fatal suspensory apparatus injuries, and more.... Read More


Q&A: Controlling Parasites in Horses

July 29, 2017

Learn when to deworm horses, why fecal egg counts are recommended, and more.... Read More

The tapeworm, <em>Anoplocephala perfoliata</em>, gathers around the junction between the small and the large intestine in the cecum. This parasite is very common and most horses tolerate it well. Large tapeworm burdens can cause colic in the horse. Pyrantel (double dose) and praziquantel are effective drugs for treating tapeworms.


Saliva-Based Tapeworm Test Available to U.S. Horse Owners

July 26, 2017

The test is designed to detect evidence of tapeworms in horses' saliva and help guide dewormings.... Read More


Why Can't You Kill Equine Internal Parasites in the Field?

July 19, 2017

Are there any parasite-killing products I can apply to pastures after I rotate my horses to a different one?... Read More


Swiss Researchers Encourage Modern Parasite Control Methods

July 14, 2017

Using their "check-before-treat" program, scientists are finding record-low equine parasite burdens in Switzerland.... Read More


Ivermectin Could be Ineffective Against Some Pinworms

July 07, 2017

Ivermectin was ineffective in treating pinworms in a herd of Welsh ponies. Fenbendazole, however, eliminated the worms.... Read More


Tapeworms in Horses

July 01, 2017

Some horses are more susceptible to this common parasite than others. Here's what you need to know.... Read More


10 Parasite and Deworming Resources on

June 08, 2017

Transition to targeted deworming without a hitch with these free resources.... Read More


Don't Divvy Up The Dewormer

June 07, 2017

Find out how to deworm your horses without promoting drug resistance. ... 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.


Don't Let Deworming Myths Keep You Up

June 02, 2017

By taking a research-based parasite control approach owners and vets effectively protect horses from internal parasites.... Read More

Apple, an Appaloosa pony, received his vaccinations and health exam by a Ross University veterinary student while his owner provides general information.


Applying Research Knowledge During Equine Wellness Clinics

May 25, 2017

A PhD student describes her recent experience applying her research skills during an equine community outreach event.... Read More


Common Dewormers: Still Effective Against Small Strongyles?

May 20, 2017

Study results revealed that three commercially available dewormers showed poor efficacy on the majority of farms tested.... 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.


Deworming Drug Resistance in Ethiopian Working Horses

April 28, 2017

The study evaluated the effectiveness of ivermectin and fenbendazole, as well as owners' deworming practices.... Read More