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.


For more information about internal parasites visit:

Connect with us

  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • YouTube
  • Pinterest


This is where you can find research-based information from America's land-grant universities enabled by



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