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Did you know that Oxyuris Equi is the Equine "Pinworm"?

by Vicki Olson - August 29, 2016 at 9:00 AM


Did you know that Oxyuris equi is the equine "pinworm"?
These worms are typically 1-5cm long, and found in the intestinal tract of horses. "Pinworms" do not typically cause problems for the horse, they are just annoying.
The severe itching causes horses to rub their tails repeatedly, so that the tail hairs break off. Rubbing, biting and scratching can cause skin infections. The best way to treat and prevent pinworms is to deworm your horses.

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About Vicki Olson

Vicki Olson graduated from Bel-Rea Institution for Animal Technology, in 2003 and went on to work in a specialty hospital, in surgery for 10-years. A few years ago she received her Bachelor’s degree in marketing. She joined the VetTechPrep team in 2015, to help aid in the importance of educating and licensing veterinary technicians.

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