Tag Archives: Coumaphos

Treatment of Pastern Dermatitis

The appropriate therapy obviously involves identification of the predisposing, perpetuating, and primary factors. In general, avoiding pastures/paddocks with mud, water, or sand may minimize predisposing factors. Keeping patients stalled during wet weather and until morning dew has dried is often rewarding. Use of alternate sources of bedding may be beneficial because the chemicals in treated… Read More »

Mites and Ticks

Mange (Mite Infestation) Ticks Horses are exposed to a number of species of ticks, according to the geographic area (). The importance of ixodid (“hard”) ticks is mainly due to the transmission of infectious diseases like babesiosis or ehrlichiosis. However, a direct effect can be observed due to the skin damage, mechanical irritation, and pain… Read More »

Arthropods

Ectoparasites, most of which are arthropods, are those parasites that live on the body of the host. Some spend their entire life on the host, others spend only parts of their life on the host, while still others only occasionally visit the host. The ectoparasites most veterinarians deal with direcdy are those that live all… Read More »

Lice

(Insecta) Lice are distributed across two orders, the Anoplura (sucking lice) and the Mallophaga (biting or chewing lice). Table Important Characteristics Distinguishing the Two Orders of Lice outlines the important characteristics of each family. Although geographic distribution varies according to each species of louse, in general, lice are distributed worldwide. Life Cycle • Simple metamorphosis… Read More »

Ticks

(Arachnida) Ticks are divided into two families: the Argasidae (soft ticks) and the Ixodidae (hard ticks). Table Important Characteristics of Soft and Hard Ticks outlines the important characteristics of each family. Ticks: Life Cycle • Simple metamorphosis with larval and nymphal stages resembling adults. • Separate sexes with females laying eggs off the host. •… Read More »