All you need to know (and more!) about foal parasites


A new video series from equine parasitologist Martin Nielsen takes readers through a horse’s life and goes over the parasites it encounters.

The first episode is on the foal threadworm, Strongyloides westeri.

Dr Nielsen talks about biology, occurrence, disease, and treatment, and he throws in a few fun facts along the way.

• We recommend watching the series in order:
Episode 1: Foal parasites
Episode 2: Ascarids, or roundworms
Episode 3: Small strongyles (cyathostomins)
Episode 4: Bloodworms
Episode 5: Tapeworms
Episode 6: Bots
Episode 7: Pinworms

See also: the inside secrets of “Creepy Crawlies”.

» For more from Dr Nielsen, check out his short video series on parasite control, starting here.

Martin K Nielsen

Dr Martin Nielsen is a professor in equine parasitology at the Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center at the University of Kentucky. » Read Martin's profile

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