The AAEP (The American Association of Equine Practitioners) Infectious Disease Committee recently formed a Task Force charged with producing a comprehensive set of recommendations for helping veterinarians develop improved strategies for parasite control in horses. With nearly 10,000 veterinarians and veterinary student members, the AAEP covers a broad range of equine disciplines, breeds and associations. The guidelines reaffirm the truth and knowledge individuals in holistic nutritional science have known: that parasite control in horses needs to be managed holistically.
“The true goal of parasite control in horses (and other equids) is to limit parasite infections so animals remain healthy and clinical illness does not develop. The goal is NOT to eradicate all parasites from a particular individual. Not only is eradication impossible to achieve, the inevitable result is accelerated development of parasite drug resistance. In addition… most treatments kill only adult worms and yield limited direct benefit to the horse.” AAEP Parasite Control Guidelines
“Western medicine finally backs up what we have been saying for years! This is definitely worth celebrating. There are a lot of over-medicated, chemically wormed, sick horses who will benefit from this.”
Callie Novak, CEO Dynamite Specialty Products