Worms In Horses Symptoms You Need To Know

Like other mammals, horses are subject to parasitic infestations. The list of worms affecting horses is long, but common types include large roundworms, pinworms, tapeworms, and even non-worm parasites like botflies. 


Worms in Horses Symptoms

- Inflammation or ulcers in the stomach (seen with botflies) - Loss of condition, weight, or colic (seen with tapeworms)

Worms in Horses Symptoms

- Diarrhea, colic, anemia, or weight loss (large strongyles) - Loss of condition, colic, anemia, or malnutrition (small strongyles) - Evidence passing in fecal matter (visual inspection works)


New and low infections may not cause immediate noticeable problems in horses. However, worms can quickly progress and damage your horse’s coat, condition, and overall health. Colic is one of the major effects of parasites.


- Benzimidazoles - Pyrantel - Macrocyclic lactones (such as Ivermectin) - Praziquantel


 to prevent worms is to break the annual cycle. Unfortunately, pasture access frequently results in horses accidentally ingesting parasites.

Internal parasites are simply a part of owning a horse or other pets. But with attentive horse care and knowledge of deworming, they can be easily managed.


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