Domesticated horses have been one of the man’s greatest helpers for centuries. However, domestication has confined horses so closely to one another, reducing their grazing areas, that now all horses are infested with worms, internal parasites that can sicken and kill humans’ equine partners. See what causes worms in horses.
The equine veterinarian says it’s likely that the horse we bought is infested with worms. That’s not surprising, considering that there are some 150 species of parasites that can infect a horse. But how will we know what kind and how many worms the new horse has, so we can treat it properly? Find out what veterinary tests diagnose worms in horses.
Prevenitng horse worms – Equine experts say the horse worms known as Small Strongyles are now the greatest threat to horses’ health. That’s because this parasite’s larvae will “cocoon” themselves in the horses’ intestines over winter, and then suddenly burst forth as when the weather changes, causing severe injury and even death. Learn how to prevent this from happening in horses.
Veteran breeders say the best way to keep horses from coming down with severe colic is to treat them on a regular schedule for worms. The thing is, horses can have so many different kinds of worms at once that it can take more than regular medication to treat horse worms. Check out the three-part attack on horse worms.
Dobbin the horse has come down with a bad case of colic, but recently he’s lost quite a bit of weight. What’s more, he has diarrhea as well. What could be causing the poor horse to have such obviously severe abdominal pain? Learn how to identify the symptoms of worms in horses.