Deworming & Internal Parasites


What Does a 'Free' Horse Cost? Part 2

January 04, 2018

Now that you've acquired your "free" horse, here's how to keep him healthy.... Read More


Purdue Horsemen's Forum Scheduled for Feb. 10

January 04, 2018

Presentation topics will include metabolic issues, breeding, melanoma, lameness in prepurchase exams, and more.... Read More

Article's Top Podcasts of 2017

January 01, 2018

Listen to audio features on equine learning, behavior, dentistry, metabolic syndrome, parasites, and more.... Read More


Senior Feeds and the Unthrifty Horse

December 31, 2017

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

Article's Top Infographics of 2017

December 31, 2017

Find information on stress in horses, skin conditions, conditioning, metabolic syndrome, serum amyloid A, and more.... Read More

Article's Top Slideshows of 2017

December 30, 2017

Learn about horse coat colors, skin conditions, pasture weeds, parasites, horse properties, and more.... Read More


2018 UK Equine Research Seminar Series Announced

December 23, 2017

Lecture topics will include parasitology, gastric ulcers, fescue management, respiratory conditions, and more.... Read More

From left to right: Dr. Gene Lyons, Jamie Norris, Ashley Steuer, Katie Lacy, Alex Bertke, Jessica Scare, Jennifer Bellaw, and Sharon Tolliver.


Gene Lyons and Sharon Tolliver: An Era in Parasitology

December 22, 2017

Take a look back at the lives and work of veterinary parasitologists Dr. Eugene T. Lyons and Sharon C. Tolliver.... Read More


Equine Parasitology Researcher Dr. Gene Lyons Dies

December 08, 2017

Eugene T. Lyons, PhD, a longtime UK Department of Veterinary Science faculty member, died Dec. 7. He was 86.... Read More


Immunosenescence: What Owners of Old Horses Need to Know

December 08, 2017

Take a look at how immunosenescence and its effects impact the way owners and veterinarians care for senior horses.... Read More


New Website Features UK's Historic Parasitology Horse Herds

November 24, 2017

The website features the history of two parasitology research herds that scientists have managed at UK since the 1970s.... Read More


Winter is Coming: Are Your Horses and Farm Ready?

November 23, 2017

Three equine professionals offer tips for preparing your animals, facilities, and yourself for the deep freeze ahead.... Read More


Monthly Equine Wellness Tips

November 19, 2017

Find a year's worth of tips to keep your horse healthy in every season.... Read More


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

October 11, 2017

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


Got Bots?

October 10, 2017

Bots are pesky creatures capable of causing irritation and physical damage to horses. Here's what to know.... Read More

Good manure management, including picking manure out of pastures and dry lots, is one of the best ways to limit your horse's exposure to internal parasites.


Diatomaceous Earth's Deficiency

October 04, 2017

Learn why this deworming technique doesn't have an antiparasitic effect in horses.... Read More


UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Ashley Steuer, DVM

September 23, 2017

Steuer is conducting in vitro (in the laboratory) research on cultivating certain equine parasites. ... Read More


Scientists Test New Equine Small Strongyle Control Method

September 08, 2017

Researchers are studying sainfoin, a plant containing tannins, which have anthelmintic effects on ruminant parasites.... Read More

Your veterinarian will help create a vaccination plan to keep your horse's immune system strong. What's right for your horse depends on his age, health history, and exposure to other animals, as well as your location.


Fall Equine Wellness: What Your Horse Needs

September 07, 2017

Administer booster vaccinations and target deworming treatments to help protect your horse's health.... Read More


A Visit to Maine Chance Farm with UK's Parasitology Team

August 26, 2017

Maddie Regis describes her morning with the parasite research horse herds and the scientists that study them.... Read More


LMU Students Share Collaborative Research Project Updates

August 25, 2017

Research topics included deworming, cytokine production in senior horses, fatal suspensory apparatus injuries, and more.... Read More


Q&A: Controlling Parasites in Horses

July 29, 2017

Learn when to deworm horses, why fecal egg counts are recommended, and more.... Read More

The tapeworm, <em>Anoplocephala perfoliata</em>, gathers around the junction between the small and the large intestine in the cecum. This parasite is very common and most horses tolerate it well. Large tapeworm burdens can cause colic in the horse. Pyrantel (double dose) and praziquantel are effective drugs for treating tapeworms.


Saliva-Based Tapeworm Test Available to U.S. Horse Owners

July 26, 2017

The test is designed to detect evidence of tapeworms in horses' saliva and help guide dewormings.... Read More


Why Can't You Kill Equine Internal Parasites in the Field?

July 19, 2017

Are there any parasite-killing products I can apply to pastures after I rotate my horses to a different one?... Read More


Swiss Researchers Encourage Modern Parasite Control Methods

July 14, 2017

Using their "check-before-treat" program, scientists are finding record-low equine parasite burdens in Switzerland.... Read More