Deworming & Internal Parasites

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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

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Hitting the Road for Education

February 01, 2008

Take more than 1,000 veterinarians and veterinary students from around the globe, some armed with presentations representing thousands of hours worth of equine research, and add to it some tartan, bagpipes, and Scottish fare. Drop it all into a... Read More

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Bad Bug Basics

January 17, 2008

The first of 12 monthly articles on parasite-related topics. We'll take a look at equine parasite control. ... Read More

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Tapeworms: An Underrated Threat

January 17, 2008

Tapeworms are more prevalent in the equine gut than previously suspected and may cause serious health issues.... Read More

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Ascarids: A Growing Problem

January 17, 2008

Ascarids, or roundworms, wreak their havoc largely on young horses with naïve immune systems.... Read More

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Strongyles: The Worst of the Worms

January 17, 2008

Strongyles are the largest and most significant family of worms in horses and the most dangerous.... Read More

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Bots and Beyond: Little-Known Parasite Enemies

January 17, 2008

Worms shouldn't be your only worry for your horse--bots can take up long-term residence in your horse.... Read More

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Diagnosing Equine Parasite Infections: Examining the Evidence

January 17, 2008

New recommendations for worm control in horses are based on fecal egg counts, not schedules.... Read More

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Environment: Development and Persistence of Parasites

January 17, 2008

The horse's environment is one of the most critical elements to consider for an effective deworming plan. ... Read More

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Drugs for the Deworming War

January 17, 2008

A look at which compounds work against what parasites, how effective they are, and how to use them wisely.... Read More

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Resistant Worms: Does Your Horse Have Them?

January 17, 2008

Initially, dewormers were highly effective, but over time parasites have developed resistance to many drugs.... Read More

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Dewormer Adjuncts: Control Without--Or Along With--Chemicals

January 17, 2008

There are several strategies you can implement to reduce the risk of parasitic transmission in your own herd.... Read More

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Age-Related Parasites: Scourges of Foals and Young Horses

January 17, 2008

Ensuring that parasites have the minimum impact on your horse’s health and well-being starts at their youth.... Read More

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Control Programs for Mature Horses

January 17, 2008

After age 2, the deworming picture changes dramatically, as large and small strongyles become the major focus.... Read More