Preventative Maintenance

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Preventative Maintenance AN 161 Spring, 2006
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Routine health care Deworming Hoof care Dental care Vaccinations
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Deworming  Horses have worms Control is the best  one can hope for, in  general
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Major GI parasites of interest Ascarids  Strongyles Tapeworms Bots 
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Ascarids Parascaris equorum Horse roundworm Primarily a problem in  young horses Immunity develops with  age Adults in small intestine Migratory phases  through liver and lungs
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Ascarids In large numbers, adults  can cause impactions or  even rupture Impaction can result from  dieoff when deworming Larval stages in lungs can  contribute to pneumonia Permanent scarring of  lungs 
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Ascarids Eggs live forever (well,  for years, anyhow) in soil,  environment
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Strongyles 2 major groups: Large:  Strongylinae Small:  Cyathostominae For management  purposes, can consider  them together Can’t distinguish eggs  on fecal exam Control measures  similar
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Strongyles Cause damage both  during migratory  phase and as adults  feeding in gut
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This note was uploaded on 11/30/2009 for the course AN 161 taught by Professor Newell during the Spring '06 term at Becker College.

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