Deworming & Internal Parasites

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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

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Have We Learned?

January 01, 2008


How can we apply what we know today to make the lives of horses better in the next 25 years?

There's always more to learn, but sometimes we forget to give ourselves credit for what we... Read More

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Fecal Egg Count Exams Offer Useful Information for Horse Health Management

September 17, 2007

For many horse owners and managers, a fecal egg count exam is just one part of the usual equine healthcare services provided by their veterinarians. This one simple, inexpensive test can provide a wealth of information about general health and... Read More

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Older Horses Part 3: Vaccinations and Deworming

September 01, 2007

Experts share opinions and research on guidelines for deworming and vaccinating aging equines. ... Read More

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New PCR Assay Developed for Bloodworm Detection

August 31, 2007

A Danish PhD student from University of Copenhagen has developed a novel diagnostic method for detection the horse bloodworm, Strongylus vulgaris.

The bloodworm gets its name from its extensive migrations in the blood vessels of... Read More

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Study: Blood Test More Accurate than Fecal Analysis for Detecting Equine Tapeworms

August 09, 2007

Researchers identified higher serum antibody levels against the equine tapeworm, Anoplocephala perfoliata, in horses with colic compared to horses without colic in a study conducted by Maarten Boswinkel DVM, Specialist KNMvD Equine... Read More

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Got Bots?

August 01, 2007

Bots are pesky creatures, capable of causing irritation and physical damage to horses. They aren't categorized as being the worst of internal parasites, but they can cause problems externally and internally.

The external aspect is... Read More

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Tapeworms

July 01, 2007

Tapeworms are becoming more of an issue in horses as we learn more about how they affect horse health. Some regions of the country have a greater risk of equine tapeworm problems. In the upper Midwest (Wisconsin and Minnesota), for instance, studie... Read More

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Reduce Insects Organically With Birds

June 13, 2007

Recruiting attractive insect-eating birds to a horse facility, barn, or pasture is an easy and organic way to increase insect control.... Read More

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Rotation Makes for More Effective Deworming

April 25, 2007

Internal parasites are a serious concern for horse owners across the country. Protecting horses from the severe damage these pests can cause, however, means much more than administering a dewormer once every few months. Owners must select... Read More

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Fjord Horse Registry Offering Registration Amnesty

March 21, 2007

The Norwegian Fjord Horse Registry announces a registration amnesty period from April 1, 2007 to May 31, 2007. During this period, Fjord Horse owners will be able to register their horses at reduced fees.

"There appears to be a large number... Read More