Parasites: Internal Parasites of Horses

Horses, Companion Animals May 24, 2012 Print Friendly and PDF

Internal parasites are small organisms that live a portion of their life cycle in a host animal -- in this case, the horse.

They live in internal organs, body cavities, and tissues while gaining their nutritive source by feeding on the host animal.

 

Above is a picture of Bots in a horses stomach.

 

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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.