parasite control

University Of Kentucky To Host Continuing Education Course For Horse Owners

University of Kentucky Ag Equine Programs will host the 8th Annual UK Equine Showcase in conjunction with an Equine Vet Continuing Education session (formerly known as the Kentucky Breeders’ Short Course) Jan. 25-26. The double-header event, which has been running for the past 10 years, was reformatted to better provide equine research information to UK’s […]

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Experts Advise Against Using Wormers To Stop Head Shaking

Recently there has been a trend of horse owners using wormers designed to control parasites in horses to stop head shaking. Horse owners and riders have been posting recently on social media forums about using increased doses of some parasite control medications in order to stop the condition. Experts warn that wormers should not be […]

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Spring Tapeworm Control Important For Grazing Horses

Before horses start grazing on the green grass 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 pastures. While grazing, horses can ingest the mite and become infected. Once infected, it takes the tapeworm about […]

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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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