Tapeworms: An Underrated Threat

In the past, parasitologists felt tapeworms were uncommon and did little damage in horses. As a result, few tapeworm treatments were developed. Not only are tapeworms far more prevalent in the equine gut than was previously suspected, but they might well be responsible for some serious health issues in horses. Although tapeworms haven’t previously been considered a major health risk for horses, more recent findings indicate that they can cause several types of colic, some more dangerous than others, in the horse.

This free report takes a look at what we now know about the secret lives of tapeworms. We take a look at the three species of tapeworms, their reproductive methods, life cycle, population patterns, health issues they may cause, and tips on preventing and tackling the tapeworm.