Internal parasites, or worms, may cause extensive damage to the gastrointestinal tract of your horse. Effects of parasites may appear externally as; dull hair coat, depression, loss of body condition, diarrhea, swollen abdomen (typically in younger horses). Parasites can compromise the horse’s immune system and may even cause colic. In rare cases, death.
To find out your horse’s situation involving parasites, bring in samples for routine fecals. We recommend worming on an “as needed” basis and rotating your wormer brands. Remember not all horses need to be wormed all the time. Unnecessary worming leads to the parasite resistance problem.
Did you know there are over 150 internal parasites that can affect horses?