deworming

Do Horses That Live Alone Still Need Dewormed?

Parasite control is a hot topic among horse owners, especially at facilities that have multiple horses housed on them. But deworming protocol shouldn’t only be a concern for farms that have entire herds horses; properties with just one horse should also be concerned with parasite resistance. A horse that doesn’t have other equine companions, one […]

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Grazing Cattle With Horses Can Help Control Worms, Study Finds

Grazing horses and cattle together has long been suggested as a tool for helping control strongyle worms, but little research has been done to prove its efficacy. The majority of gastrointestinal parasites are host specific, meaning that the infective stages of equine worms ingested by cattle won’t develop into adults; the same is true for […]

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AAEP Releases Updated Parasite Control Guidelines

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) has updated their equine parasite control guidelines, which were first released in 2013. The guideline’s focus has been on individualized deworming and targeted treatments at appropriate dosing quantities. The guidelines still focus on horse owners and caretakers working closely with their veterinarians, and they also identify key parasites […]

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Rare Nematode Found In Manure Can Cause Brain Lesions And Death

The death of a Warmblood mare in Portugal from a rare nematode infection is one of less than 100 confirmed cases in the world. Scientists are unsure of how the parasite, Halicephalobus gingivalis, enters the animal, but previous injuries to the mouth, skin and eyes are suspected; the parasite then migrates to the horse’s organs. Halicephalobus […]

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AHP Survey Shows Economic Stability For Horse Owners, Changes In Management Practices

American Horse Publications (AHP) conducted its fourth online nationwide equine industry survey sponsored by Zoetis from January 22, 2018, through April 1, 2018. The survey’s three main objectives are: to gauge participation trends and management practices in the U.S. equine industry; to identify critical issues facing the equine industry as perceived by those who own […]

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Six Points Horse Owners Should Discuss With Veterinarians At Vaccination Time

Does your horse receive the same vaccinations year after year? If so, it may be time to talk with the veterinarian on your team about your horse’s unique disease risk factors and other core health needs. Your horse could be missing out on much-needed disease protection. Help ensure his health by vaccinating him annually against […]

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Ask Your Veterinarian Presented By Equistro: Where Are We With Dewormer Drug Resistance?

Q: Veterinarians have been getting the word out for a while about the importance of rotating deworming products and focusing on high shedders. Can you explain why, and do we know yet whether this strategy is reducing drug resistance? A: For years, veterinarians and horse owners have correlated rotational deworming of horses with any number […]

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The Spit Test: New Saliva Test For Tapeworm The Real Deal

EquiSal® Tapeworm saliva is a targeted treatment strategy used to control tapeworm infections and reduce the use of anti-tapeworm anthelmintics. The study, completed at Bransby Horses, a horse welfare charity in the UK, was recently published in Equine Veterinary Journal. The study  used 237 horses where EquiSal® Tapeworm testing was used to inform on anthelmintic administration over the […]

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Taking Control: Managing Small Strongyles in Adult Horses

Internal parasites remain important health concerns for horses in all corners of the globe. In younger horses, roundworms (Parascaris spp.) can cause colic, ill thrift, and dull hair coats. Older horses, however, are primarily infested with cyathostomins, known more commonly as small strongyles. In fact, almost 100% of horses, regardless of how well they are managed, have cyathostomins. While […]

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Researchers: Modify Parasite Treatments Now To Protect Horses And Discourage Drug Resistance

While internal parasites in horses have been recognized for centuries, there had been little scientific basis for their control until the early 1900s. Some methods for controlling parasites in the past are quite frightening: a recommendation from the 1600s advised horse owners to slice the horse’s palate with the thought that the ingested blood would […]

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