It is normal for small amounts of parasitic worms to live in the intestines of horses. Most can tolerate small quantities of worms and won’t experience any health issues as a result. However, large worm amounts can cause a number of problems for horses, including ill thrift, diarrhea, colic and even death.
Effective worm control is achieved through pasture management and a consistent dewormer schedule to keep the horses’ immune system healthy. Anthelmintics (dewormers) are administered orally and kill intestinal parasites.
One dose of dewormer costs $6. Our September micro-donation campaign is focused on raising funds for Forgotten Horses Rescue to purchase dewormer for the horses under their care. Every dollar counts!
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