Deworming & Internal Parasites

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Detecting Tapeworms, Reducing Resistance through 'Diagnostic Deworming'

July 12, 2009

Diagnostic deworming of horses with anti-tapeworm drugs could play an important role in reducing resistance to antiparasitic drugs, report veterinarians from Japan and North America.

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Parasite Resistance in Horses: Share Your Thoughts

July 07, 2009

Horse owners still have an opportunity to let their opinions on parasite control and resistance be known. Researchers have organized an international survey to better assess the issues of parasite control and dewormer resistance. Read More

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Study: Tablet Form of Dewormer as Effective as Gel

June 22, 2009

A new tablet dewormer was deemed as safe and effective against large strongyle infections in horses as the gel formulation of the same drug, according to a controlled study recently published in Parasitology Research.

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TheHorse.com en Español: Aparición de Huevecillos de Pequeños Estróngilos

June 02, 2009

This is one of a series of articles translated as part of our partnership with A Caballo, an equine publication based in Mexico, and Jorge Murga, DVM. Keep an eye... Read More

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Will the Worms Win? Part 2: Resistance

May 01, 2009

Managing internal parasites in the face of dewormer resistance.

Anthelmintic resistance is a growing problem the world over. While we might not see "super worms" ravaging our equine companions, there is a pressing need to... Read More

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Deworming Your Horse

April 16, 2009

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Will the Worms Win? (Part 1)

April 01, 2009

Common intestinal parasites and why they are problematic .

Intestinal parasites, or "worms," have been problematic since the domestication of horses. In this first section of a two-part series, we’ll review the... Read More

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Competent Horse Care

April 01, 2009

Timely deworming, immunizations, and farrier work are only part of the equation. Ongoing observation is required to ensure your horse is properly fed and cared for.... Read More

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Zimectrin Products Offer New Satisfaction Guarantee

March 19, 2009

Horse owners can hold their parasite control to a higher standard--their own approval. Now, all Zimecterin (ivermectin) Brand Products are backed by a satisfaction guarantee, helping to ensure the highest standard of parasite control.

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Acquired Scoliosis in Equids, AAEP 2008

March 17, 2009

Scoliosis, a curvature of the spine, is most often attributed to congenital vertebral malformations, possibly associated with malposition of the fetus in the uterus. However, researchers have linked cases of acquired scoliosis presented at Cornell... Read More

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Infectious Diseases

March 17, 2009

A summary of infectious disease topics from the 2008 AAEP Convention held in San Diego, California. ... Read More

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Where Not to Pinch Pennies

March 01, 2009

In tough economic times, many horse owners look for ways to cut costs. Too often this is done by cutting back on veterinary care. However, it is important to keep in mind that what may save us a couple of dollars now might end up costing us much... Read More

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Deworming--To Rotate or Not to Rotate?

March 01, 2009

Rotational deworming--dosing horses with different classes of dewormers in rotation--is often recommended for controlling equine internal parasites. The theory is that by using all of the available effective deworming drug classes, we combine their... Read More

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Ivermectin Toxicosis

February 27, 2009

Ivermectin has become one of the most widely used deworming medications worldwide since its introduction 25 years ago. It's usually considered to have a large margin of safety, but it can be highly toxic in rare circumstances... Read More

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Equine Parasite Symposium at Gluck Equine Research Center

February 04, 2009

The problem of anthelmintic resistance is now recognized as a serious challenge for the control of equine gastrointestinal nematodes, particularly small strongyles (cyathostomins). Benzimidazole resistance is practically ubiquitous in much of th... Read More

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Remember Tapeworm Control this Spring

January 30, 2009

Before turning horses out on pasture this spring, remember to check with your veterinarian to ensure your deworming program includes tapeworm control.

Tapeworms are transmitted by an intermediate host, the oribatid mite, which lives on... Read More

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Equine Parasitologist Receives National Science Award

January 29, 2009

Danish equine parasitologist Martin Krarup Nielsen, DVM, has been awarded one of the most prestigious awards of his country. Danish Minister of Science Helge Sander and Her Royal Highness Princess Mary of Denmark recently delivered the Young... Read More