July 13, 2013 - Pasture Management for Parasite Control

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With parasites’ growing resistance to anthelmintic drugs, owners must focus their control efforts on another area: pasture management

by Heather Smith Thomas

Horses grazing lush green pastures paint an idyllic picture. But things might not be as serene as they seem—these animals could be ingesting harmful parasites with each bite. Researchers have shown that on most horse farms the vast majority of “internal” parasites lurk in pastures, waiting to be consumed.

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