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Scrape them off with a sharp edged tool or sandpaper (you can also wash them with insecticide in warm water to cause hatching & death), clipping

How can you remove bot eggs?

The immature, worm like form into which certain insects hatch from the egg

Define Larvae

Life cycle

What cycle must be broken to prevent infestation of a horse with internal parasites?

Because they differ in their effectiveness

Why is it necessary to know which deworming agent is effective against specific parasites?

Pinworms, lice, ticks, or mites

When a horse rubs his rump against posts or other objects, what parasite would you suspect?

Two years of age

Internal parasites are particularly harmful to foals & colts up to what age?

Young horses

Generally speaking, what age horses are ascarid & pinworm infestation restricted to?


What is the most common form of antiparasitic compounds for horses?

All ages

What age horses are affected by strangles & bots?

Their range was much larger - they didn't graze in the same place for long period of time, thus the chance for reinfestation was low

Why are wild horses seldom bothered by massive internal parasites infestation?

To reduce the contamination of the of the environment with eggs OR To interrupt the parasite's life cycle

What is the objective of any worming program?

Ascarid larvae or worms

What is the most common cause attributed to coughing, pot bellies & rough haircoats in young foals?

In the mouth

Where on the horse do bot eggs hatch?

Exposes them to the sun

How does dragging pastures kill intestinal parasites?

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