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Deworming your horse

Quick facts

  • Deworming is key to horse and foal health care programs.
  • Some studies show 80 percent of colic cases relate to parasites, with larval strongyles most responsible for colic in adult horses.
  • Fecal samples can test for internal parasites except tapeworms and bots.
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Authors: Jeremy D. Frederick, DVM, formerly with the University of Minnesota and Julie Wilson, DVM, formerly with the University of Minnesota

Reviewed in 2021

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