Signs of Intestinal parasites
Posted: Oct 9, 2013 | Author: Health4horses
The signs of worm infestation in horses can vary widely: some horses may show barely any signs; others will have severe disease and sometimes die as a result.
Signs of worms include:
- loss of appetite1
- poor growth2
- weight loss2
- anaemia, caused by redworms, which damage the blood vessels and the gut1
- tail rubbing, due to irritation as pin worms crawl out to lay their eggs in the tail area1,2
- coughing in young foals2
- Queensland Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry. Worms in horses, January 2012.
- Robinson S. Worm control in horses. PrimeFact 976, February 2010. NSW Government Department of Industry and Investment. www.industry.nsw.gov.au