Older Horses Part 3: Vaccinations and Deworming

Experts share opinions and research on guidelines for deworming and vaccinating aging equines.
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Experts share opinions and research on guidelines for deworming and vaccinating aging equines.

Do older horses build immunity over the years, or lose it? Do they build a resistance to worms as time passes, or to deworming agents? With more equines than ever living long into their golden years, these are questions an increasing number of horse owners are having to face. Due to a lack of hard scientific research on older equids, the answers aren’t cut-and-dry.

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Sushil Dulai Wenholz is a freelance writer based in Colorado. She’s written for a number of leading equine publications, and she has earned awards from the American Horse Publications and the Western Fairs Association.

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