Deworming & Internal Parasites

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Infectious Diseases

March 17, 2009

A summary of infectious disease topics from the 2008 AAEP Convention held in San Diego, California. ... Read More

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Where Not to Pinch Pennies

March 01, 2009

In tough economic times, many horse owners look for ways to cut costs. Too often this is done by cutting back on veterinary care. However, it is important to keep in mind that what may save us a couple of dollars now might end up costing us much... Read More

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Deworming--To Rotate or Not to Rotate?

March 01, 2009

Rotational deworming--dosing horses with different classes of dewormers in rotation--is often recommended for controlling equine internal parasites. The theory is that by using all of the available effective deworming drug classes, we combine their... Read More

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Ivermectin Toxicosis

February 27, 2009

Ivermectin has become one of the most widely used deworming medications worldwide since its introduction 25 years ago. It's usually considered to have a large margin of safety, but it can be highly toxic in rare circumstances... Read More

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Equine Parasite Symposium at Gluck Equine Research Center

February 04, 2009

The problem of anthelmintic resistance is now recognized as a serious challenge for the control of equine gastrointestinal nematodes, particularly small strongyles (cyathostomins). Benzimidazole resistance is practically ubiquitous in much of th... Read More

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Remember Tapeworm Control this Spring

January 30, 2009

Before turning horses out on pasture this spring, remember to check with your veterinarian to ensure your deworming program includes tapeworm control.

Tapeworms are transmitted by an intermediate host, the oribatid mite, which lives on... Read More

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Equine Parasitologist Receives National Science Award

January 29, 2009

Danish equine parasitologist Martin Krarup Nielsen, DVM, has been awarded one of the most prestigious awards of his country. Danish Minister of Science Helge Sander and Her Royal Highness Princess Mary of Denmark recently delivered the Young... Read More

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Managing a Horse on a Tight Budget

January 24, 2009

Most horse owners do not own horses as a business, or with expectations of generating household income from them. Rather, owners are more intent on maximizing the amount of pleasure or involvement per dollar spent. Saving money when it comes to... Read More

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Internal Parasites of Horses

January 06, 2009

Researchers say a seasonal approach to deworming is always more effective than routine internvals.... Read More

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Study: Netobimin Might Be an Effective Equine Anthelmintic

January 03, 2009

As previously reported on TheHorse.com, common equine internal parasites such as roundworms and strong strongyles are developing resistance against most of the... Read More

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Flies and Bugs

January 01, 2009

Mites, lice, flies, and mosquitoes can cause irritation to horses and carry dangerous diseases. ... Read More

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Internal Parasites

January 01, 2009

The days of just rotating and deworming every six to eight weeks are gone; today there must be a strategy.

There are several major internal parasites of horses, and control is aimed at reducing their numbers at certain... Read More

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Older Horses: Respecting Our Elders

January 01, 2009

If your horse is already a senior, there's no reason to turn him out to pasture. Here's a seasonal look at some factors to consider for the care of your equine elder.... Read More

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Disease Control Yearly Planner

November 26, 2008

Guard against diseases on your farm year-round by employing these seasonal tips

For a horse to perform to his utmost capacity, he must be healthy and sound throughout the year. The smallest details of farm management often... Read More

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Researchers Explore Reasons for 'Early' Return of Small Strongyles Following Treatment

November 11, 2008

Research has shown that small strongyle eggs, apparent in feces, are returning sooner after treating horses with ivermectin (a commonly administered broad-spectrum anti-parasitic drug) than when the drug was first marketed.... Read More

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New Web Site Sends Rotational Deworming Reminders

November 04, 2008

Pfizer Animal Health recently launched two new Web sites that offer education on deworming topics, as well as the convenience of an online reminder system. RotationisKey.com allows horse... Read More

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Autumn is 'Fly Season'

October 12, 2008

Autumn is no time for an outdoor picnic, says entomologist Lynn Kimsey, chair of the University of California, Davis Department of Entomology and director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology. It's fly season.

The common house fly (Musca... Read More

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Parasite Control Strategies

October 01, 2008

Deworming your horse is a seemingly simple process, yet there is much more to effective parasite control than just buying dewormers on sale every eight weeks and administering them. Most importantly, no deworming program fits every individual.... Read More

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Disposal Directions for Eqvalan Dewormer Revised

September 11, 2008

The FDA's Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) has alerted veterinarians of revised directions for the disposal of Eqvalan (ivermectin) Liquid for Horses. The CVM has received a small number of reports of precipitate forming in opened or leaky... Read More

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Equine Tapeworms Free Special Report Now Available

September 04, 2008

Horse owners and hands-on care providers can now learn more about equine tapeworms and how to prevent the problems they cause in horses in a free special report available on TheHorse.com and sponsored by Read More

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Tapeworms Uncovered

September 04, 2008

Tapeworms, acquired by eating oribatid mites, can threaten your horse’s life.... Read More

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Hurricane Gustav Update

August 31, 2008

As dawn broke Sunday over New Orleans, bumper-to-bumper traffic was reported in nearly every direction as residents heeded orders to flee an only partially rebuilt city.

Police and National Guard troops were on the streets preparing to patrol... Read More

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Strategic Deworming

August 07, 2008

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Strategic Deworming Q&A

August 07, 2008

Your questions about strategically deworming horses, answered by an expert.... Read More

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'Fever Ticks' Spreading Across Texas Could Have Equine Impact

July 11, 2008

Veterinarians from the Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) are worried because fever ticks (Boophilus microplus) capable of carrying and transmitting deadly cattle "tick fever" protozoans Babesia bigemina or Babesia bovis,... Read More