Parasite Control Recommendations for Mares and Foals

Times are changing when it comes to equine parasite control: Anthelmintic-resistant parasites have prompted new, more targeted deworming recommendations. Two important classes of horses that fall under this deworming protocol are broodmares and foals. At the 2013 Society for Theriogenology Conference, held Aug. 7-10 in Louisville, Ky., Wendy Vaala, VMD, Dipl. ACVIM, presented a lecture on current parasite control recommendations for mares and foals.

Vaala, the senior equine technical services veterinarian at Merck Animal Health, began by reviewing the current challenges of effective dewo

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