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.