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The Big Problem with Small Strongyles

June 2018 by Dr Anne Beasley, BAgSc (Hons), PhD, School of Veterinary Science, University of Queensland

Wherever you find horses, you’ll find small strongyles - otherwise known as redworms or, more precisely, cyathostomins (si-a-tos-tomins). 

We refer to these parasites collectively as a single group, although there are actually more than 50 known cyathostomin species, about 10 of which are considered common. 

Unfortunately, these intestinal worms and horses are a package deal, and they are usually present in numbers greater than you’d care to imagine.