Deworming & Internal Parasites

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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

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Disease Prevention

July 08, 2008

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Parasiticidal Resistance Reported in New Study

June 19, 2008

Kentucky researchers report that roundworms and small strongyles, two common equine intestinal parasites, are developing resistance against most of the commercially available worming products. What's worse, no new drugs against either of these... Read More

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Groom Carefully as Tick Season Fires Up

May 12, 2008

Everyone wants their horses to be healthy. Ticks are carriers of Lyme disease, for which there is no currently licensed equine vaccine available. Pay careful attention to your horses and monitor them for ticks. Lyme disease can also occur in humans, ... Read More

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Do Tapeworms Cause Colic? Age-Old Question Remains Unanswered

May 09, 2008

Further complicating the debate regarding whether or not the equine tapeworm Anoplocephala perfoliata causes colic in horses, Canadian researchers did not find evidence of a significant association between A. perfoliata infection and... Read More

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Natural Fly Management

May 01, 2008

Control flies around your barn with tiny wasps that reduce fly populations, but don't sting horses or humans

Controlling the flies around you and your horses is very important, not just because of the irritating bites, but... Read More

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Study: Small Strongyles Developing Resistance to Ivermectin

April 14, 2008

Researchers in Central Kentucky have suggested that small strongyles might be developing resistance to ivermectin (a commonly administered broad spectrum anti-parasitic drug). The scientists found that the number of parasite eggs in study... Read More

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Fire Ants and Horses

April 08, 2008

Fire ants deliver a simultaneous bite and sting that are very painful and give them their infamous name. The threat of fire ants to healthy, ambulatory adult animals is fairly minimal. However, fire ants can be a significant threat to recumbent... Read More

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Cross-Species Deworming

March 01, 2008

Q: We have a stable yard with over 50 horses. The horses are on a quarterly deworming program. In the middle of the summer, we deworm the horses for tapeworms. How do the worm infestations of horses and domestic pets, such as... Read More