Deworming & Internal Parasites

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Few Horse Owners Involve Vet in Parasite Control

April 05, 2010

Vaccination and deworming are an integral part of horse health care routines, according to respondents of a recent survey, but only a fraction of owners consult their veterinarians when it comes to parasite control.

The findings are ... Read More

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Age a Predictor in Horse Ownership

April 02, 2010

A horse owner's age is a major predictor in how involved they will be in the horse industry, according to a new survey.

The findings are part of the American Horse Publications online nationwide survey, conducted from Oct. 15, 20... Read More

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Allergy, Parasite Link Investigated

April 01, 2010

Horses with allergic diseases, like recurrent airway obstruction, might have fewer parasites.... Read More

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Resistant Parasites: Predatory Fungus Could Aid Control

March 23, 2010

Predatory fungus Duddingtonia flagrans might be a viable option for the biological control of infective larvae of small strongyles, researchers noted in a recent study.

Adult small strongyles residing in a horse's large in... Read More

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Deworming Young Horses: When to Start?

March 15, 2010

The thought of your new foal becoming infected with worms is a bit too much to bear for many horse owners. All it takes is one face-to-face meeting with a squirmy white roundworm, the type of parasite most common in horses under two years of ag... Read More

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Colorado Food Bank Aids Horses, Owners

March 10, 2010

In its first 10 months of operation, a group known as the Colorado Horsecare Foodbank has helped keep more than 100 horses with their owners by providing feed and other equine services, giving owners under financial duress a reprieve from the w... Read More

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Equine Gastrointestinal Tract/Ulcers

March 08, 2010

A summary of presentations on the equine gastrointestinal tract and ulcers at the 2009 AAEP Convention.... Read More

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Parasite Control: 6 Tips on Learning to Live With Worms

March 08, 2010

A summary of parasite control and tips on learning to live with worms from the 2009 AAEP Convention. ... Read More

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Equine Parasites: 6 Tips on Learning to Live With Worms

February 21, 2010

If you read the title of this article and said, "WHAT?!?" don't worry--you're not alone! No horse owner wants to think of even a single worm burrowing in their horse's innards. But a goal of zero tolerance for worms is no ... Read More

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Parasite Load Not Related to Horse Age, Researchers Say

February 19, 2010

Contrary to common belief, older horses do not carry higher worm burdens than their younger counterparts, said Oklahoma State University veterinarians. "Despite the belief that older horses are more susceptible to internal ... Read More

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Targeted Deworming Advocated for Cushing's Horses

February 16, 2010

Horses with Cushing's disease tend to have higher fecal egg counts than healthy horses. ... Read More

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Deworming Drug Efficacy in European Horses

February 10, 2010

Numerous research papers and presentations over the last several years have noted that internal parasites in horses are growing more resistant to the deworming drugs (anthelmintics) we have available. A study of European horses presented at the... Read More

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Grass-Roots Parasite Control

February 01, 2010

Anthelmintic resistance is recognized globally as a serious problem in equine internal parasite control. In this article, one farm owner describes his success with using nonchemical means of controlling worms in his horses.... Read More

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Pinworm Suspicion

February 01, 2010

Is it possible to detect pinworms in a fecal egg count test? One of my horses rubs his rump on the stall wall at every opportunity, and he begs me to scratch him under his tail whenever I am close by.... Read More

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British Vets Encourage Responsible Anthelmintic Use

January 31, 2010

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) recently launched a campaign to remind veterinarians to use anthelmintics in grazing animals, such as horses, responsibly. The campaign is in response to a growing concern to the resistance to these dewormers.... Read More

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Fellowship Benefits Ukrainian Researcher at Gluck Center

December 16, 2009

Limited funding prevented Tetiana Kuzmina, PhD, from completing her parasitology research in her native Ukraine. But after receiving the Albert and Lorraine Clay fellowship, the scientist was able to continue her research at the University of K... Read More

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New Equine Education Courtesy of Intervet/Schering-Plough and TheHorse.com

December 02, 2009

Horse owners looking for up-to-date information on parasites and drug resistance can find two new videos on TheHorse.com containing presentations made in Kentucky to a group of veterinarians, vet techs, and horse owners. These are sponsored b... Read More

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Deworm on a Dry Lot?

December 01, 2009

All of the articles I've read talk about managing parasites in horses with turnout time. Like many other owners in dry locations, here in New Mexico I don't have pasture. Both stalls and turnout areas consist of sand. I purchase bales of alfalfa and ... Read More

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Drug-Resistant Parasites: Rules and Tools of Engagement

November 25, 2009

This hour-long video presentation features advice on identifying and managing resistant parasites.... Read More

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Study: Horse Manure Storage Conditions Impact Fecal Egg Counts

November 09, 2009

Environmental conditions during collection and storage of equine fecal samples impact the resulting fecal egg counts (FECs), report parasitologists from both Denmark and the United States.

"Due to the concern regarding... Read More

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Parasite Resistance: 10 Things to Remember

November 03, 2009

Parasite control is an important part of every equine health care program. Today, it's no longer enough just to know what worms are bugging your horse. Now, you need to understand the basics of parasite resistance to ensure your program i... Read More

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Compost Horse Manure Appropriately to Reduce Disease Spread

October 06, 2009

Horse manure needs to be 'cooked' for a specific length of time and at high enough temperatures to result in sufficient reductions in viability of roundworm (Parascaris equorum) eggs and Rhodococcus equi populations, report... Read More

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Fecal Egg Counts Can Help Guide Deworming Choices

October 02, 2009

Worried about resistance? Concerned that your parasite control program isn't working as well as it used to? With questions like these, it can pay to incorporate fecal egg count reduction... Read More

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Visiting Scientist Examines Equine Parasites on a Molecular Level

September 25, 2009

Mariana Ionita, DVM, PhD, is no stranger to the Gluck Equine Research Center. A resident of Romania, Ionita has been a visiting scientist in the Parasitology program four times since 2006 and completed her fourth visit to the Gluck Center at the... Read More