Deworming & Internal Parasites

Larvae of <em>Strongylus vulgaris</em>, the bloodworm, migrate in the mesenteric arteries for about four months before returning to the intestine. Here, they cause inflammation and blood clots that can lead to severe colic. This parasite has not been reported resistant to dewormers and has become rare in managed horse populations.


New Method for Detecting Bloodworms

July 27, 2013

Strongylus vulgaris (the bloodworm) is the most pathogenic parasite infecting horses worldwide.... Read More


Equine Educational Sessions Back at MSU Ag Expo

July 07, 2013

Sessions on hay production and equine parasite control recommendations will be offered.... Read More


Deworming Part 3: Clinical Signs of Internal Parasite Burden

June 01, 2013

Dr. Steve Sundholm shares the clinical signs a horse might exhibit when infested with worms.... Read More


EQStable App by Zoetis Available on the Apple App Store

May 29, 2013

With the EQStable app owners can centralize pertinent horse health information on their phone.... Read More


Avoiding Anthelmintic-Resistant Parasites in Working Equids

May 10, 2013

Researchers believe massive deworming could open the door for anthelmintic-resistant parasite development.... Read More


Deworming, Part 2: Internal Parasites Up Close

May 01, 2013

Dr. Steve Sundholm of Equus Veterinary Service introduces common internal parasites and their life cycles.... Read More


Nielsen Receives Grant for Parasite Study

April 26, 2013

The grant will allow Nielsen to study the interaction between anthelmintic treatment and vaccines.... Read More


Researchers Evaluate Treatment for Common Equine Parasites

April 26, 2013

Routine fecal egg counts can help determine if certain dewormers are effective on specific farms.... Read More


AAEP Launches Equine Parasite Control Guidelines

April 24, 2013

An official set of guidelines for parasite control in horses is now available on the AAEP website.... Read More


Methods for Controlling Equine Parasites in the Environment

April 11, 2013

One researcher describes research on controlling ascarids, or roundworms, before they enter a horse's body. ... Read More


Deworming, Part 1: Then vs. Now

April 01, 2013

Dr. Steve Sundholm discusses how internal parasite control for horses has changed over the years.... Read More


UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Steffanie Burk

March 30, 2013

Burk’s main research focus is the development of a western blot test for Parascaris equorum.... Read More


Quest Plus Deworming

March 28, 2013

QUEST PLUS provides broad-spectrum parasite protection for your horse.... Read More


Gluck Research Foundation Releases Fourth Research Report

March 28, 2013

The University of Kentucky Gluck Equine Research Foundation published its 2012 Research Report in March. ... Read More


Grayson-Jockey Club to Fund 12 New Projects in 2013

March 15, 2013

The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation approved funding of 12 new projects in 2013. ... Read More


Don't Ignore Drug-Resistant Equine Parasites

March 02, 2013

Over the years, parasites have developed resistance to certain commonly used anthelmintic classes.... Read More


What Does Your Horse's Stool Say?

March 01, 2013

Your horse's fecal production and appearance can be an indicator of good or poor health.... Read More


12 Christmas Wishes for Horses, Owners from Veterinary Experts

December 25, 2012

Consider the following "wishes" equine experts made to help maximize your horses' quality of life. ... Read More


Illinois, Wisconsin Extensions to host Horse Health Workshop, Feb. 9

December 19, 2012

Horse owners are invited to a full day equine educational program focused on keeping your horse healthy. ... Read More


Consider Tapeworms in Equine Deworming Programs

December 13, 2012

With the link between tapeworms and colic, horse owners should use dewormers that control tapeworms.... Read More


Simultaneous Ivermectin and Solanum Plant Poisoning in Horses

December 07, 2012

Horses consuming Solanum plants could be at risk for ivermectin toxicity, even if the drug is dosed correctly.... Read More


UK to Host 2013 Equine Showcase, Breeders' Short Course

December 04, 2012

The programs will highlight industry research findings, reproduction topics, and horse management issues.... Read More


Sustainable Equine Parasite Control Do's and Don'ts

November 21, 2012

New research is taking place, and equine deworming recommendations are rapidly changing.... Read More


Clay Named Chair of Gluck Equine Research Foundation

November 14, 2012

Case Clay of Thee Chimneys Farm was named to the position in October.... Read More


Windrow Composting for Parasite Control and Waste Management

October 25, 2012

Windrow composting is effective and practical for parasite control and waste management on horse farms.... Read More