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Merial Adds More Horsepower
Even More Committed to Equine Health Care

At Merial, we have always been committed to providing horse owners with the tools they need to keep their horses in peak health. These tools not only include a line-up of premium products, but also educational resources. Now, we are even better able to respond to horse owners’ needs with the addition of LEGEND® (hyaluronate sodium) and MARQUIS® (15% w/w ponazuril), two proven and FDA-approved products. Read more...

Questions About Deworming Your Horse?

When it comes to deworming horses, the message can be confusing. After all, for more than four decades, horse owners heard the same one: rotate.1 But now, rotating is history. What’s the new message? Be strategic about your deworming. That new message is just one topic included in a three-video series now available at RethinkDeworming.com. Titled, “Still Rotating? Why You Should Stop Now,” the video helps debunk the theories long recommended by veterinarians and followed by horse owners. Read more...

Parasite Resistance: Why You Can’t Continue to Ignore it
Still treating today’s parasites based on yesterday’s calendar?

In the world of human medicine, you’ve likely heard about concerns of bacteria becoming increasingly resistant to antibiotics.1 It works like this: Each time a person takes an antibiotic, sensitive bacteria are killed. Resistant germs, however, are left to grow and multiply, ultimately creating a population of “supergerms” that don’t respond to traditional antibiotics.1 Read more...

Why Too Much Deworming Can be a Bad Thing

Q. Can too much deworming actually be a bad thing?
A. While it is unlikely a horse will become ill or suffer harmful effects from being dewormed too often, in the long term, all horses' health can be compromised by the development of parasite resistance to dewormers.1,2 Read more...

We've Come a Long Way, Baby

Deworming Practices No Longer in the Dark Ages
Forty years ago, Don McLean was singing "Bye, Bye Miss American Pie" on the radio, gas was 55 cents a gallon,1 just 52 percent of American households had color television sets2 and rotational deworming was considered the best and most efficient treatment for equine parasites.3 Not anymore. Read more...

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Say Goodbye to Outdated Deworming Practices

As the saying goes, "It's a changing world." Just imagine 40 years ago when only 52 percent of American households owned color TV sets.1 And gas cost 55 cents a gallon.2 And in the horse industry, rotational deworming was considered the top-of-the-line treatment for equine parasites.3 That's not the case today. Read more...

Veterinarians and Horse Owners Team Up to Implement New Deworming Strategy

When Kevin Nelson, DVM, Union Grove, Wis., hosted a barbecue and fecal egg testing party, it was the most well-attended educational and social event Bristol Veterinary Services had ever sponsored. Barbecue and fecal egg testing? That's right. Read more...

Fall is the Time to Take Control of Tapeworms

Q. With the temperatures getting colder, do I still need to worry about tapeworms?
A. Many people think that the risk of tapeworms disappears during fall and winter. Quite the opposite is true. Read more...

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