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Signs of Worms in Horses

  • by Bec
  • 1 min read

Intestinal worms in horses is a very common health concern with all horses being at risk.

There are over 20 different intestinal worms that can be found in horses, and these internal parasites can cause a number of different health issues from mild to quite severe depending on the extent of the worm burden the horse is suffering from.

Signs of a intestinal worms can include;

In Mild Burdens

  • Failure to thrive
  • Weight loss
  • Poor, rough or dull coat
  • Rubbing/itchy backside
  • Decreased appetite

Developing to more severe cases

  • Pale gums
  • Anaemia
  • Bouts of colic
  • Diarrhea
  • Pneumonia
  • Emaciation
  • Severe gut issues like torsion, perforation or thrombosis
  • Death

For more information on intestinal worms in horses please look in the vet-n-pet DIRECT Help Centre for a number of relevant articles. 

Originally published in My Pet Magazine Issue 16, Spring 2018.
To view all issues of My Pet Magazine click here.

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