Strongyles: The Worst of the Worms

Ever since the battle against internal parasites began, researchers, veterinarians, and horse owners have recognized a common enemy – strongyles, sometimes called bloodworms. The largest and most significant family of worms in horses, strongyles are also the most dangerous. In fact, they’re considered responsible for the majority of serious parasite-related health problems in adult horses, and they have the capacity to kill.

The prolific Female strongyles lay eggs almost constantly, making it easy to detect a horse infected by examining manure for eggs. Manure management is essential to parasite control. Eggs hatch in the fecal pile when temperatures are 45-85° F.

This free report provides the horse owner and caretaker with an overview of preventing, treating and controlling strongyles.

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