Posted: Oct 9, 2013 | Author: Health4horses
The main types of worms that affect horses are:
- Redworms (the Strongylus group) – the most common parasite. These include large redworms (e.g. Strongylus vulgaris) and small redworms1,2
- Threadworms (Strongyloides westeri)1,2
- Roundworm (Parascaris equorum)1,2
- Tapeworms (the most common is Anoplocephala perfoliata)3
- Pin worms (Oxyuris equi).1
- 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
- American Association of Equine Practitioners. Tapeworms. April 2012.