Deworming & Internal Parasites


Ask the Vet Live FREE Q&A on Horse Parasite Basics/Deworming

April 26, 2010

Do you have questions about how best to deworm your horses? You're not the only one! Join us for the extended Ask the Vet LIVE Q&A chat event on Parasite Basics and Deworming Tuesday April 27, from 2-3 p.m. EST. ... Read More


Planning Out Deworming Practices

April 24, 2010

After a snowy winter, temperatures in Central Kentucky are seasonably warm once again. Grass is green, birds are singing, and equine parasites are stirring back to life. This is the time of year when horse owners and farm managers become aware ... Read More


Cetirizine Not Effective in Horses with Sweet Itch

April 20, 2010

The antihistamine cetirizine has no apparent benefit in treating insect bite hypersensitivity (IBH), reports a group of Swiss researchers led by Lena Olsén from the Division of Pathology, Pharmacology, and Toxicology at the Swedish Unive... Read More


Oklahoma Equine Dentist Bill Advances to Governor

April 13, 2010

A measure that allows individuals who are not licensed veterinarians to float horses' teeth if they meet state certification requirements took another step toward becoming law on April 8 when the Oklahoma House of Representatives approved ... Read More


Equine Pinworm Oxyuris equi Not Resistant to Pyrantel Pamoate or Ivermectin

April 11, 2010

Pyrantel pamoate and ivermectin paste formulations appear to be effective against the equine pinworm Oxyuris equi despite allegations that resistance was developing, reports Craig R. Reinemeyer, DVM, PhD, president of East Tennessee Clinical Research... Read More


Tips for Dealing with Dewormer Resistance

April 08, 2010

Because parasite resistance to dewormers is developing in the United States, owners and trainers should deworm less often and only use products they know are effective in their herd, suggested Craig R. Reinemeyer, DVM, PhD, president of

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Few Horse Owners Involve Vet in Parasite Control

April 05, 2010

Vaccination and deworming are an integral part of horse health care routines, according to respondents of a recent survey, but only a fraction of owners consult their veterinarians when it comes to parasite control.

The findings are ... Read More


Age a Predictor in Horse Ownership

April 02, 2010

A horse owner's age is a major predictor in how involved they will be in the horse industry, according to a new survey.

The findings are part of the American Horse Publications online nationwide survey, conducted from Oct. 15, 20... Read More


Allergy, Parasite Link Investigated

April 01, 2010

Horses with allergic diseases, like recurrent airway obstruction, might have fewer parasites.... Read More


Resistant Parasites: Predatory Fungus Could Aid Control

March 23, 2010

Predatory fungus Duddingtonia flagrans might be a viable option for the biological control of infective larvae of small strongyles, researchers noted in a recent study.

Adult small strongyles residing in a horse's large in... Read More


Deworming Young Horses: When to Start?

March 15, 2010

The thought of your new foal becoming infected with worms is a bit too much to bear for many horse owners. All it takes is one face-to-face meeting with a squirmy white roundworm, the type of parasite most common in horses under two years of ag... Read More


Colorado Food Bank Aids Horses, Owners

March 10, 2010

In its first 10 months of operation, a group known as the Colorado Horsecare Foodbank has helped keep more than 100 horses with their owners by providing feed and other equine services, giving owners under financial duress a reprieve from the w... Read More


Equine Gastrointestinal Tract/Ulcers

March 08, 2010

A summary of presentations on the equine gastrointestinal tract and ulcers at the 2009 AAEP Convention.... Read More


Parasite Control: 6 Tips on Learning to Live With Worms

March 08, 2010

A summary of parasite control and tips on learning to live with worms from the 2009 AAEP Convention. ... Read More


Equine Parasites: 6 Tips on Learning to Live With Worms

February 21, 2010

If you read the title of this article and said, "WHAT?!?" don't worry--you're not alone! No horse owner wants to think of even a single worm burrowing in their horse's innards. But a goal of zero tolerance for worms is no ... Read More


Parasite Load Not Related to Horse Age, Researchers Say

February 19, 2010

Contrary to common belief, older horses do not carry higher worm burdens than their younger counterparts, said Oklahoma State University veterinarians. "Despite the belief that older horses are more susceptible to internal ... Read More


Targeted Deworming Advocated for Cushing's Horses

February 16, 2010

Horses with Cushing's disease tend to have higher fecal egg counts than healthy horses. ... Read More


Deworming Drug Efficacy in European Horses

February 10, 2010

Numerous research papers and presentations over the last several years have noted that internal parasites in horses are growing more resistant to the deworming drugs (anthelmintics) we have available. A study of European horses presented at the... Read More


Grass-Roots Parasite Control

February 01, 2010

Anthelmintic resistance is recognized globally as a serious problem in equine internal parasite control. In this article, one farm owner describes his success with using nonchemical means of controlling worms in his horses.... Read More


British Vets Encourage Responsible Anthelmintic Use

January 31, 2010

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) recently launched a campaign to remind veterinarians to use anthelmintics in grazing animals, such as horses, responsibly. The campaign is in response to a growing concern to the resistance to these dewormers.... Read More


Fellowship Benefits Ukrainian Researcher at Gluck Center

December 16, 2009

Limited funding prevented Tetiana Kuzmina, PhD, from completing her parasitology research in her native Ukraine. But after receiving the Albert and Lorraine Clay fellowship, the scientist was able to continue her research at the University of K... Read More


New Equine Education Courtesy of Intervet/Schering-Plough and

December 02, 2009

Horse owners looking for up-to-date information on parasites and drug resistance can find two new videos on containing presentations made in Kentucky to a group of veterinarians, vet techs, and horse owners. These are sponsored b... Read More


Deworm on a Dry Lot?

December 01, 2009

All of the articles I've read talk about managing parasites in horses with turnout time. Like many other owners in dry locations, here in New Mexico I don't have pasture. Both stalls and turnout areas consist of sand. I purchase bales of alfalfa and ... Read More


Drug-Resistant Parasites: Rules and Tools of Engagement

November 25, 2009

This hour-long video presentation features advice on identifying and managing resistant parasites.... Read More