Control of endoparasites in adult horses
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
There are many factors that contribute to the clinical relevance of endoparasites in adult horses and much research has been undertaken into the factors that cause disease in susceptible equine populations. Many control strategies (for example faecal egg counts) and anthelmintic treatment programmes have been recommended in order to limit the clinical effects of these intestinal parasites; however due to the lack of clinical signs seen in horses most owners have relied on the routine prophylactic use of anthelmintics, and as a result anthelmintic resistance has become a growing concern. Veterinary nurses can play an important role in the continuing education of horse owners by providing advice on such topics as pasture management, targeted dosing and faecal egg counts.
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