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Stomach Worms 2
Stomach Worm (Summer Sores) Habronema and Draschia
These worms are all found in the stomach of the horse but the larvae can be deposited on wounds on the skin causing summer sores.
1cm – 2.5cm long, slender white
Location In Horse
The adult worms are found in the stomach of the horse.
The adult worms in the stomach cause very little problems.
The presence of the larvae in the sore can cause a quite extensive lesion. The horse will be irritated and rub the sore causing it to bleed.
The condition will reoccur annually.
The adult worms can be treated with anthelmintics, however the summer sores are more difficult to treat and veterinary advice should be taken.
- Kill flies in manure piles where they breed.
- Use fly repellent to prevent flies from settling on the horse