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Drug Resistance in Horse Worms: An Australian Study

April 2015 by Dr Anne Beasley, School of Veterinary Science, University of Queensland

Three years on from the launch of an Australian study into drug resistance in horse worms, the results are in! The project produced some really useful data which was lacking in the Australian literature and also shed light on some concerning issues that impact all facets of the equine industry. Here is a short summary of the background of the project, what I did and what I found.

There are two worms that demand most of our attention when managing equine parasites; small strongyles and the large roundworm of foals, Parascaris equorum.