Deworming & Internal Parasites

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Rotational Deworming can Promote Drug Resistant Parasites

June 29, 2015

Many veterinarians now recommend using fecal egg counts to determine your horse's deworming needs.... Read More

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What is a Neck Threadworm, and Can it Hurt My Horse?

June 26, 2015

An equine parasitologist answers a horse owner question about these mysterious worms.... Read More

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Vaccines, Dewormers, and Nutrition for Senior Horses

June 26, 2015

Ensure your horse's "healthspan" equals his lifespan by optimizing his immunity, parasite control, and feed programs.... Read More

Following nerve removal, Dr. Withers stitches the incision up before moving on to the next leg.

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A Day Spent at an Equine Clinic Abroad

June 23, 2015

Take a behind-the-scenes look at the goings-on of a U.K. vet clinic and its differences from ones stateside.... Read More

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Designing an Equine Wellness Plan for Your Practice

June 13, 2015

Wellness plans are a win-win-win for clinic, client, and patient. Learn how to implement one in your vet practice.... Read More

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Know Your Horse's Health Parameters

June 12, 2015

Be familiar with what's normal for your horse so it's obvious when something's not right.... Read More

Scratches commonly affects the rear aspect of nonpigmented pasterns.

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Dewormer's Effect on Scratches

April 29, 2015

Find out what kinds of skin parasites can cause scratches and how these pests respond to ivermectin treatment. ... Read More

Fluorescing equine strongyle eggs stained by The Parasight System and photographed using an iPhone 5s attached to The Parasight System’s imaging device.

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Researching and Developing Novel Fecal Egg Count Methods

April 21, 2015

A new smartphone app is designed to help veterinarians obtain fecal egg count results quickly and easily in the field.... Read More

Larvae of <em>Strongylus vulgaris</em>, the bloodworm, migrate in the mesenteric arteries for about four months before returning to the intestine. Here, they cause inflammation and blood clots that can lead to severe colic. This parasite has not been reported resistant to dewormers and has become rare in managed horse populations.

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New Test Helps Vets Evaluate Bloodworms' Link to Colic

April 17, 2015

Using a new test, researchers determined that bloodworms are associated with nonstrangulating intestinal infarctions.... Read More

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USDA to Begin Equine Study This Spring

April 06, 2015

The study's results will serve as a basis for education and research related to equine health and management, and more. ... Read More

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Spring Health Preparations

March 31, 2015

Check all these tasks off your list as you transition your horse into spring riding season.... Read More

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Study: Common Equine Parasite Misidentified in Textbooks

March 25, 2015

Parascaris equorum, known for infecting foals, is actually a different species: Parascaris univalens.... Read More

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Integrated Parasite Control: How to Strike a Balance

February 26, 2015

Deworming protocols have changed radically over the past decade. Here's what you should consider.... Read More

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Parasite Control in Young Horses

February 20, 2015

Dr. Martin Nielsen reviews which parasites are dangerous to foals and how to best deworm young horses.... Read More

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UK Equine Showcase, Breeders' Short Course Held Jan. 23-24

February 20, 2015

Lecture topics included equine proliferative enteropathy, the physiology of aging, amino acid requirements, and more.... Read More

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Shipping Horses Long Distances

February 16, 2015

Consider these factors when transporting horses afar, be it to a show or a new home. ... Read More

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Four Ways to Help Keep Your Horse Healthy

February 15, 2015

A wellness plan is a proactive approach in caring for your horse.... Read More

It is important that you know the basic characteristics of common equine parasites, as well as the main mechanisms of action and affects of the common deworming compounds.

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Moxidectin Effective at Reducing Small Strongyle Egg Counts

January 25, 2015

Moxidectin was 99.9% effective, while fenbendazole was only 41.9% effective 14 days post-treatment.... Read More

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New Year's Resolutions for Maximizing Horse Health in 2015

January 01, 2015

Here are five ways to help your horse stay healthy and happy through the new year.... Read More

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Should I Deworm My Horse in the Winter?

December 10, 2014

Is it worthwhile to deworm my horses during the winter?... Read More

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Survey: Managers Use Outdated Parasite Control Strategies

November 27, 2014

A high percentage of Thoroughbred farm managers used rotational deworming without monitoring drug effectiveness. ... Read More

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2015 UK Equine Showcase, Breeders' Short Course Scheduled

October 24, 2014

The programs are open to vets, owners, and managers or anyone interested in equine reproduction and management.... Read More

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Tips for Preparing Your Older Horse for Winter

October 23, 2014

Take these considerations into account when preparing older horses for winter and maintaining them throughout.... Read More

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Survey: Some Owners Treat Encysted Small Redworms Improperly

October 05, 2014

One in five British horse owners used a dewormer not indicated to treat encysted small redworms (or strongyles).... Read More

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Deworming Dilemma

September 26, 2014

An owner seeks advice about deworming her horse that lives alone and travels to a public barn for exercise.... Read More