Equine Extension

AAEP External Parasite and Vector Control Guidelines

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.