Vaccination guidelines intended to be a reference for veterinarians who utilize vaccines in their respective practices. They are neither regulations nor directives and should not be interpreted as such. It is the responsibility of attending veterinarians, through an appropriate veterinarian-client-patient relationship, to utilize relevant information coupled with product availability to determine optimal health care programs for their patients.
Commonly used strategies for parasite control in adult horses are based largely on knowledge and concepts that are more than 40 years old.
Commonly used strategies for external parasite control in horses have not changed significantly in recent years. This document is intended to provide practitioners withTick current information regarding the control of Ticks, Flies, Lice, Mites and Mosquitos as well as pertinent information on the life cycles, biology and basic terminology used when discussing these parasites. Where appropriate, we have included brief information regarding the diseases for which a specific parasite may serve as the vector.