Content tagged "parasites"

Museum of Novel Fire Ant Control Methods and Products

Imported Fire Ants Updated: October 18, 2013

The Museum of Novel Fire Ant Control Methods and Products was developed to address the interest in fire ant control practices and products that have been...

How does fire impact ticks?

Prescribed Fire Updated: June 27, 2013

Ticks, chiggers, horn flies, and other external parasites can be reduced with fire. However, studies have shown parasite reductions are generally short-lived...

Parasites: Internal Parasites of Horses

Horses Companion Animals Updated: May 24, 2012

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...

Parasites: Small Strongyles

Horses Updated: October 11, 2011

The small strongyle is considered to be the most common internal parasite of horses. The adult form of all strongyles (large or small) infects the cecum and...

Parasites: Large Strongyles

Horses Updated: October 06, 2011

Strongyles are grouped as either large or small. The three primary species of large strongyles that infect the horse are:The adult form of all strongyles...

Parasites: Bots

Horses Updated: September 27, 2011

Bots are a type of intestinal parasites that are larvae of the botfly, Gasterophilus. Female botflies lay their eggs by attaching them to the hairs of the...

Parasites: Ascarids

Horses Updated: September 27, 2011

Parascaris equorum, the horse roundworm. A large yellow to white parasite (females may be up to 15 inches long). Ascarids may appear in the feces of infected...

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