Deworming & Internal Parasites

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Environment: Development and Persistence of Parasites

January 17, 2008

The horse's environment is one of the most critical elements to consider for an effective deworming plan. ... Read More

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Drugs for the Deworming War

January 17, 2008

A look at which compounds work against what parasites, how effective they are, and how to use them wisely.... Read More

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Resistant Worms: Does Your Horse Have Them?

January 17, 2008

Initially, dewormers were highly effective, but over time parasites have developed resistance to many drugs.... Read More

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Dewormer Adjuncts: Control Without--Or Along With--Chemicals

January 17, 2008

There are several strategies you can implement to reduce the risk of parasitic transmission in your own herd.... Read More

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Age-Related Parasites: Scourges of Foals and Young Horses

January 17, 2008

Ensuring that parasites have the minimum impact on your horse’s health and well-being starts at their youth.... Read More

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Control Programs for Mature Horses

January 17, 2008

After age 2, the deworming picture changes dramatically, as large and small strongyles become the major focus.... Read More

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Have We Learned?

January 01, 2008


How can we apply what we know today to make the lives of horses better in the next 25 years?

There's always more to learn, but sometimes we forget to give ourselves credit for what we... Read More

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Fecal Egg Count Exams Offer Useful Information for Horse Health Management

September 17, 2007

For many horse owners and managers, a fecal egg count exam is just one part of the usual equine healthcare services provided by their veterinarians. This one simple, inexpensive test can provide a wealth of information about general health and... Read More

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Older Horses Part 3: Vaccinations and Deworming

September 01, 2007

Experts share opinions and research on guidelines for deworming and vaccinating aging equines. ... Read More

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New PCR Assay Developed for Bloodworm Detection

August 31, 2007

A Danish PhD student from University of Copenhagen has developed a novel diagnostic method for detection the horse bloodworm, Strongylus vulgaris.

The bloodworm gets its name from its extensive migrations in the blood vessels of... Read More

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Study: Blood Test More Accurate than Fecal Analysis for Detecting Equine Tapeworms

August 09, 2007

Researchers identified higher serum antibody levels against the equine tapeworm, Anoplocephala perfoliata, in horses with colic compared to horses without colic in a study conducted by Maarten Boswinkel DVM, Specialist KNMvD Equine... Read More

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Got Bots?

August 01, 2007

Bots are pesky creatures, capable of causing irritation and physical damage to horses. They aren't categorized as being the worst of internal parasites, but they can cause problems externally and internally.

The external aspect is... Read More

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Tapeworms

July 01, 2007

Tapeworms are becoming more of an issue in horses as we learn more about how they affect horse health. Some regions of the country have a greater risk of equine tapeworm problems. In the upper Midwest (Wisconsin and Minnesota), for instance, studie... Read More

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Reduce Insects Organically With Birds

June 13, 2007

Recruiting attractive insect-eating birds to a horse facility, barn, or pasture is an easy and organic way to increase insect control.... Read More

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Rotation Makes for More Effective Deworming

April 25, 2007

Internal parasites are a serious concern for horse owners across the country. Protecting horses from the severe damage these pests can cause, however, means much more than administering a dewormer once every few months. Owners must select... Read More

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Fjord Horse Registry Offering Registration Amnesty

March 21, 2007

The Norwegian Fjord Horse Registry announces a registration amnesty period from April 1, 2007 to May 31, 2007. During this period, Fjord Horse owners will be able to register their horses at reduced fees.

"There appears to be a large number... Read More

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Pfizer Introduces New Daily+ Deworming Program

December 02, 2006

Pfizer Animal Health recently introduced its Daily+ Deworming program to help owners make critical decisions about creating an appropriate rotational deworming program for their horses.

Incorporating daily use of Strongid C or C 2X and... Read More

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Equimax Protects Stallions, Mares, and Foals throughout Breeding Season

October 15, 2006

Breeding season is a critical time of year throughout the horse industry. From selecting a stallion through foaling and the arrival of young stock, each owner and handler takes special care with the stallions, mares and foals that are the... Read More

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Survey Gives Insights on Danish Dewormer Restrictions

October 03, 2006

A survey of Danish veterinarians revealed that legislation making equine dewormers available by prescription only resulted in veterinarians being more involved in parasite control, with most horses treated less often.

Enacted in 1999 to slo... Read More

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Autumn Pests

October 01, 2006

Someone told me cows attract bot flies. Is this true?... Read More

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Researchers Complete 40-Year Parasite Study

September 26, 2006

Researchers at the University of Kentucky's Gluck Equine Research Center recently completed a 40-year investigation of drug-resistant small strongyles in horses. E.T. "Gene" Lyons, PhD, a researcher at Gluck, said the study offered information... Read More

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Scientists Investigate Dewormers' Effects

September 01, 2006

Recent research indicates that when selecting a dewormer, a horse owner should consider the season, the horse's access to grass, and the animal's body condition. German scientists have shown that the bowel walls of small strongyle-infected ponies... Read More

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Scientists Investigate Dewormers' Effects on Bowel Walls

August 15, 2006

Recent research indicates that when selecting a dewormer, horse owners should consider the season, their horse’s access to grass, and his body condition. German scientists have shown that the bowel walls of small strongyle-infected ponies become... Read More

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British Horse Society Launches Blog

July 27, 2006

The British Horse Society has launched a blog (an online diary) to promote its work for horses and riders in this increasingly internet age.  ... Read More

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Drug Resistance of Equine Internal Parasites

July 12, 2006

This is an excerpt from Equine Disease Quarterly, funded by underwriters at Lloyd's, London, brokers, and their Kentucky agents.

The main internal parasites traditionally considered to be important in horses are bots,... Read More