Equine Health: Understanding and Combating Common Parasites in Horses
Understanding Common Parasites Affecting Horses
Protecting Our Equine Companions: Effective Measures for Parasite Prevention
1. Regular Deworming: Collaborate with your veterinarian to establish a deworming schedule that suits your horse’s requirements and addresses the prevailing parasite challenges in your region.
2. Pasture Management: Implement sound manure management practices to minimize parasite contamination in pastures. Regularly remove manure and consider rotating grazing areas whenever feasible.
3. Hygiene: Maintain excellent hygiene standards by routinely cleaning stalls, water troughs, and feeding equipment. This helps reduce your horse’s exposure to parasites.
4. Quarantine and Testing: Isolate newly arrived horses on your premises to prevent parasite introduction. Conduct fecal testing to identify parasite burdens and ensure appropriate treatment.