Pests and parasites of horses

Many pests and parasites affect horses, mules, and donkeys. The pests range from flies to ticks, to parasitic worms. This is the first time a resource is available for equine enthusiasts to learn about pest identification, ecology, and management. This book covers the major pests of horses in the United States and Canada, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand, along with the veterinary conditions and recommended care associated with these pests. Detailed photographs help to identify species and perform management tasks. The book shows practical, science-based control methods, and includes a glossary for reference, as well as a brief introduction to basic entomology. It includes a sample integrated pest management plan that readers can personalize for pest control. This book will be a useful resource for horse riders, trainers, owners, caretakers, and general equine enthusiasts, students in animal sciences, veterinary sciences, parasitology, horse care courses, or horse training programs.

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