Deworming & Internal Parasites


Equine Colic Risk Factors

January 31, 2014

Certain management factors might affect the likelihood of colic episodes.... Read More


Caring for Miniature Horses

January 31, 2014

Dr. Erin Denney-Jones provides general information about caring for Miniature Horses. ... Read More


Poll Recap: Parasite Control Strategies

January 28, 2014

Of the 764 respondents, 356 (47%) said they use rotational deworming as their parasite control method.... Read More


Understanding Immunosenescence in Horses

January 27, 2014

Researchers are still working to fully understand what impact aging has on the equine immune system.... Read More

Nielsen has launched the first research crowdfunding project at UK and possibly the first such effort in the field of veterinary science.


Equine Parasite Research Crowdfunding Project Launched

January 07, 2014

Nielsen hopes to raise $30,000 to study a novel probiotic compound for the treatment of equine parasites.... Read More


How Working at The Horse has Changed My Own Horse Care

December 18, 2013

Michelle reflects on how her job at The Horse has changed the way she manages and cares for her horses. ... Read More


Small Strongyles might be Developing Ivermectin Resistance

November 20, 2013

An effective parasite control program should aim to prevent further resistance.... Read More


Deworming Part 6: Creating a Strategic Deworming Plan

November 01, 2013

Learn how you and your veterinarian can create a customized deworm program for your horse.... Read More


Watch for Summer Sores in Horses

October 30, 2013

Persistent summer sores are extremely bothersome, slow to heal, and can prevent horses from training. ... Read More


Parasite Egg Shedding on Central Kentucky Horse Farms

October 25, 2013

Study data showed the benefit of establishing strongyle egg counts to determine the need for treatment.... Read More


Categorizing Horses after Fecal Egg Counts

October 21, 2013

How do I know if my horse is a high, medium, or low shedder of parasite eggs, based on a fecal egg count?... Read More


Maintaining Ideal Body Condition in Athletic Horses

October 19, 2013

Here's what to consider if your athletic horse isn't maintaining ideal body weight and condition.... Read More


Which Deworming Method is Most Cost-Effective?

October 18, 2013

Researchers believe FEC-directed programs could save horse owners money in the long run.... Read More


Deworming Part 5: Fecal Egg Counts

October 01, 2013

Learn about the importance of fecal egg count tests in a strategic deworming program from Dr. Steve Sundholm.... Read More


Post-Expiration Date Dewormer Efficacy

September 30, 2013

Is dewormer still good after its expiration date?... Read More


Common Parasite Eggs Found in Fecals

September 23, 2013

What species of parasites are identified in a fecal egg count test?... Read More


Deworming: One Size Doesn't Fit All

September 22, 2013

Work with your veterinarian to develop an individualized deworming plan that caters to your horse's needs.... Read More


Protect Your Dog When Deworming Your Horse

September 20, 2013

Learn about ivermectin toxicity in dogs and how to protect them when you’re deworming horses.... Read More


Parasite Control Recommendations for Mares and Foals

September 15, 2013

Times are changing when it comes to parasite control. Learn how to control parasites in broodmares and foals.... Read More


Young Horses Require Special Deworming Considerations

September 13, 2013

Foals are more susceptible to parasite infection and have an elevated risk for developing disease.... Read More


Deworming Part 4: Products

September 01, 2013

Dr. Steve Sundholm presents the different types of dewormers available for horses and how they work.... Read More


Equine Deworming Update

August 29, 2013

Get the scoop on the American Association of Equine Practitioners' updated parasite control guidelines.... Read More


ACT 2013: Parasite Control in Foals

August 07, 2013

Dr. Wendy Vaala describes proper internal parasite control and deworming for youngsters. ... Read More

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