Deworming & Internal Parasites
January 17, 2008
There are several strategies you can implement to reduce the risk of parasitic transmission in your own herd.... Read More
January 17, 2008
Ensuring that parasites have the minimum impact on your horse’s health and well-being starts at their youth.... Read More
January 17, 2008
After age 2, the deworming picture changes dramatically, as large and small strongyles become the major focus.... Read More
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
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
September 01, 2007
Experts share opinions and research on guidelines for deworming and vaccinating aging equines. ... Read More
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
October 01, 2006
Someone told me cows attract bot flies. Is this true?... Read More
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
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
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
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
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
July 10, 2006
Exceptionally high rainfall during the last week of June has created ideal mosquito breeding conditions in Dorchester and Read More
May 01, 2006
Editor's note: When researching the unknown illness story on this page, the following study on ivermectin's interaction with a noxious weed was discovered. Nightshade and other poisonous plants should be eliminated from pastures.... Read More
May 01, 2006
Four horses on a South Texas farm died from unknown causes in February; one horse is recovering. The horses' owner suspects the problems might have been caused by a dewormer; she has necropsy and other test results, but she has not released them... Read More
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