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THE PREVALENCE OF HELMINTH PARASITES IN HORSES RAISED IN MODERN CONDITIONS

Published in Scientific Works. Series C. Veterinary Medicine, Vol. LXI
Written by Anca BULGARU, Poliana TUDOR

Although in our country the majority of the horse population is still located in the rural areas, where they are used mostly for their traction power, an increase in the horse industry can be observed in and near the major cities where horses are being raised as animals for sport, entertainment and recreation. In such modern holdings, significant efforts are being made to reduce the prevalence of helminth parasite infestation in these valuable animals. However, despite anthelmintic control strategies and prophylactic methods, parasite exposure can’t be entirely avoided. The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of helminth species in well-conditioned horses raised in modern holdings, with limited exposure to infestation sources. Between August and December of 2014, fecal samples were collected from a number of 154 horses. Out of these samples, 28.57% were positive for parasitic infestation. Among helminthes found, the prevalence of Parascaris spp. was 3.89% and the prevalence of Strongylidae was 27.92%, these two being the only genres identified.

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