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Friend or foe? Intestinal parasites of horses and sustainable worm control mechanisms

Daniels, S (2019) Friend or foe? Intestinal parasites of horses and sustainable worm control mechanisms. Veterinary Nursing Journal. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Intestinal parasites of horses were historically managed solely by anthelmintics. Horse managers have developed a fear of intestinal worms associated with the risk of colic onset. This has driven horse managers to control parasites solely using anthelmintics rather than focussing on diagnostic techniques and pasture management. However anthelmintic resistance is a growing concern and prophylactic anthelmintic use is no longer acceptable. There are four primary intestinal parasites of veterinary importance that should be the focus of parasite management. Practitioners need to encourage horse owners to engage in a holistic and sustainable approach to parasite control to reduce the risk of intestinal disease.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Intestinal parasites
Divisions: Equine Management and Science
Depositing User: Marieke Guy
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2019 16:54
Last Modified: 22 May 2019 15:02
URI: http://rau.collections.crest.ac.uk/id/eprint/16092

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