Deworming & Internal Parasites


Tips for Preparing Horses for Cold Weather

October 25, 2016

Use these 10 veterinarian-approved tips for keeping your horse healthy and comfortable as winter approaches.... Read More


Senior Feeds and the Unthrifty Horse

October 17, 2016

I used a senior equine feed to help my hard keeper gain weight. Now, should I switch him to a low-NSC product?... Read More


Re-Evaluate Your Equine Deworming Protocols This Fall

October 05, 2016

Work with your veterinarian to develop an individualized risk-based deworming plan tailored to your horse's needs.... Read More


15 is the New 10: Keeping the Middle-Aged Horse Healthy

July 21, 2016

Find out how to keep your middle-aged horse's teeth, feet, joints, and more healthy. ... Read More


A New Horse With an Unknown History: Where to Start?

July 13, 2016

I purchased a horse, and she came with no health records. How do I get her back on a preventive care regimen?... Read More


Miniature Horse Basics: Small Size, Big Responsibility

July 08, 2016

If you're considering a Miniature Horse as a pet or companion, remember that a small size doesn't mean less upkeep.... Read More


My Horse's Vet Bill is How Much?

July 07, 2016

Understand the costs of veterinary care before you're faced with a sick or injured horse.... Read More


Do Foals, Yearlings Need Fecal Egg Counts of Zero?

July 05, 2016

Study foals and yearlings had good body condition scores and growth rates even when their fecal egg counts weren't zero.... Read More


Parasight System Featured on Cover of Parasitology Journal

June 26, 2016

The Parasight System is a smartphone-based fecal egg diagnostic and intestinal parasite management tool for vets.... Read More


UK Grad Student Named Zoetis Vet Parasitology Resident

June 23, 2016

Ashley Steuer, DVM, will carry out a dual residency and PhD program in veterinary parasitology.... Read More


Researchers Evaluate Parasite Patterns in Feral Horses

June 06, 2016

Overall horses coped well with parasites. But the heavier the parasite load, the lower the horse's body condition score.... Read More


Manure Storage Methods for Fecal Egg Counts Tested

June 03, 2016

Researchers found that samples can be refrigerated for up to a week without adverse effects on egg counts.... Read More


NDSU Extension to Hold Equine Workshops

May 22, 2016

Lecture topics include weed identification, pasture management; deworming, composting, vaccination programs, and more.... Read More


Flies and Bugs: Protect Your Horse

April 29, 2016

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

Transabdominal ultrasonography is useful for reliably identifying worm burdens of more than 10 ascarids.


Nielsen Publishes Parasitology Papers in EVJ

April 24, 2016

Dr. Martin Nielsen will have three parasitology papers published in the Equine Veterinary Journal (EVJ).... Read More


Study: Low-Ranking Horses Harbor More Parasites

April 22, 2016

Researchers found a distinct link between dominance rank and parasite load in horses that had never been dewormed.... Read More


HBLB: New Research Projects, Scholarships Starting in 2016

April 10, 2016

Research topics include musculoskeletal and respiratory issues, parasites on stud farms, early pregnancy loss, and more.... Read More

An example of an image taken with an imaging unit and an iPhone followed by counting by the app. Ascarid eggs (red circles) are identified separately from strongyles (blue circles).


How Scientists Count Equine Parasites With a Cell Phone

April 09, 2016

Learn how researchers determined this was possible and what steps went into developing the final product.... Read More


Spring Cleaning, Stable Style

April 07, 2016 readers share their top spring farm and barn cleaning and maintenance tips.... Read More

Transabdominal ultrasonography is useful for reliably identifying worm burdens of more than 10 ascarids.


Monitoring Foal Ascarid Burdens With Ultrasonography

March 29, 2016

Researchers confirmed that transabdominal ultrasonography can reliably identify worm burdens of more than 10 ascarids.... Read More


10th Equine Infectious Diseases Conference Scheduled

March 23, 2016

The 10th International Equine Infectious Diseases Conference will convene April 4-8 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.... Read More


Caring for and Keeping Older Horses

March 20, 2016

Owners should watch senior horses closely for signs of decline and contact their veterinarians if problems arise.... Read More


Spring Health Preparations

March 07, 2016

Check all these tasks off your list as you transition your horse into the spring riding season.... Read More

Fecal egg counts help owners identify high-shedding horses and whether the dewormer used worked.


What is Your Horse's Fecal Egg Count Telling You?

March 07, 2016

Find out how a fecal egg count test can help you better target the parasites in your horse herd. ... Read More


Common Dewormers: Still Effective Against Small Strongyles?

March 01, 2016

Study results revealed that three commercially available dewormers showed poor efficacy on the majority of farms tested.... Read More