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Dr. Wendy Vaala shares important information about proper internal parasite control and deworming for suckling and weanling foals. She especially emphasizes the importance of treating roundworm infection.
New recommendations for worm control in horses are based on treating some horses more and others less. A “selective” deworming program will result in fewer treatments given (leading to less drug resistance), but if used properly will still result in better overall parasite control.
The horse’s environment is a critical elements to consider when constructing an effective anti-parasite strategy. The key to exploiting environmental events is understanding when and how Mother Nature works in our perpetual battle against worms.