The idea of your horse being infested with parasites is a disturbing thought, but it’s also a medical issue that can have serious consequences if not properly dealt with or prevented. Parasites pose a variety of health issues for our horses, who can be very susceptible to certain parasites depending on age, region, and other factors.
At Coastal Veterinary Medicine, we emphasize the importance of preventing parasites. Through preventative measures, you can successfully protect your horse. But horses that are not protected often develop parasites, leading to serious problems for them and their owners.
The cost of prevention is minimal compared to the cost of treatment, which can be expensive and stressful on your horse. Parasites like heartworm can even be fatal, so preventing parasites is of the utmost importance.