Horse Parasites

Parasite Diseases In Horses

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Horse Parasitic Diseases – An Introduction

A parasite is another organism living in or on a host using the host to survive.  Some parasites are host specific (lice) while others can cross between species (lung worms).  The most important aspect of a “good” parasite is that the host is not adversely affected...

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Horse Parasitic Diseases – External Parasites

SummaryArticleVideosRelated Material Welcome to this topic page.  Right now I have not written an article and summary but be sure to check for images in the gallery. As time moves on I am adding summaries and articles, videos and podcasts so eventually there will be...

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Horse Parasitic Diseases – Habronemiasis (Summer Sores)

SummaryArticleVideosRelated Material Welcome to this topic page.  Right now I have not written an article and summary but be sure to check for images in the gallery. As time moves on I am adding summaries and articles, videos and podcasts so eventually there will be...

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Horse Parasitic Diseases – Internal Parasites

SummaryArticleVideosRelated Material Welcome to this topic page.  Right now I have not written an article and summary but be sure to check for images in the gallery. As time moves on I am adding summaries and articles, videos and podcasts so eventually there will be...

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Worms!

NOTE – be sure to read to the very bottom of this article for a surprise ending you won’t believe (but it’s true!) I just sat through a lecture given by a very intelligent parasitologist. He basically stirs horse poop and water together then looks at...

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Horse Skin And Hair – Ringworm

SummaryArticleVideosRelated Material Welcome to this topic page.  Right now I have not written an article and summary but be sure to check for images in the gallery. As time moves on I am adding summaries and articles, videos and podcasts so eventually there will be...

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Blog – A Better Approach To Parasite Control

From an email to me: Hi Dr. Tucker, Yes, I wonder about your recommendations per worming horses. It is springtime. I would think worming will change the pH of the stomach, so want some input as to how to proceed. Thanks. My response: Life is always a balance between...

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Topic – Horse Disease Prevention – Parasite Control

SummaryArticleVideosRelated Material Pastures are shrinking and the number of horses per pasture are increasing.  This leads to a sanitation problem where horses are eating where they defecate.  Rather than resolve the sanitation, medicines were created that killed a...

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Podcast #022 – Parasites Revisited and Liver Disease

I attended two meetings recently. One was about parasites in horses and was worth revisiting for a fresh perspective. The other was about liver disease in horses. While these sound beyond the routine needs of horse owners, I know that many of you want to bridge your...

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Worms!

NOTE – be sure to read to the very bottom of this article for a surprise ending you...

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