Storm

Parasite Control


A case for cold storage

by Mick McCluskey, BVSc, MACVSc A new study suggests that the way manure samples are stored can have a significant impact on the accuracy of fecal egg counts. Fecal egg counts, which indicate a horse’s parasite... READ MORE


Finding the cause of tail rubbing

by Christine Barakat with Melinda Freckleton, DVM The clump of long chestnut hairs on the stall wall was a mystery, until you saw the top of your horse’s tail. He’s been rubbing it raw against the wall, but why? The simple answer is... READ MORE


An easier test for tapeworms

by Mick McCluskey, BVSc, MACVSc In the United Kingdom and parts of Europe, a simple saliva test can now be used to identify tapeworm infections in horses. Fairly common in horses, tapeworm infestation can cause... READ MORE


Combination dewormer approved for pregnant mares

by Mick McCluskey, BVSc, MACVSc The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved Quest Plus Gel for use in breeding, pregnant and lactating mares. Quest Plus is a combination deworming product containing... READ MORE


Reducing Mosquito Populations

by the Editors of EQUUS magazine Mosquitoes can carry a number of harmful diseases. Try these techniques to reduce mosquito populations on your farm or ranch. READ MORE


Is My Horse Infested with Bots?

A veterinary parasitologist counsels an owner concerned that her deworming practices aren't controlling Gasterophilus intestinalis. READ MORE


Banish Bot Eggs

Interrupt the lifecycle of these parasites by removing their eggs when you can. READ MORE


Tips for making fly-spray bottles and sponges last longer

During a hot, buggy summer, sponges and fly-spray bottles get a lot of use. Here are a few tips for making these items last the entire season. READ MORE


Your Horse's Natural Fly-Control Strategies

by the Editors of EQUUS magazine Fly sprays and wraps are great, but your horse also has several innate methods of dealing with flies. Here's how you can help him get the most from his instinctive fly-control strategies. READ MORE


Teach Your Horse To Tolerate Fly Spray

Forcing a scared horse to submit to a sprayer only makes the situation worse. Instead, try these tips for breaking the self-perpetuating cycle of sprayer terror. READ MORE


Internal Parasites in Horses

Of the many dozens of internal parasites that can infect horses, only a few parasite species are capable of any serious harm. The top four are associated with the greatest health threats; the others READ MORE


One Hour to: Rodent Control

by Christine Barakat Consider these measures to protect your horses and property from the ravages of rats and mice. READ MORE


Make Predators and Parasites Work for You

A number of predators and parasites love to make meals of fly larvae, pupae and adults. You can boost your fly control by encouraging these animals to make a home on your farm. By Christina Keim with Laurie Bonner for EQUUS magazine. READ MORE


Pest Control Without Pesticides

Fly predators are an eco-friendly options to effectively reduce fly infestations without the use of toxic substances. From the editors of EQUUS magazine. READ MORE


Protect Your Horse From Botflies

by Heather Smith Thomas With the right tools, you can easily control botflies, a persistent and sometimes troublesome summertime pest. READ MORE


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