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
- Bouts of colic
- Severe gut issues like torsion, perforation or thrombosis
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.
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