Internal parasites of horses and mules 461 the large bowel tend to become localized in specific parts of this organ the cecum the ventral colon or the dorsal colon in addi tion to the parasites thus localized several of the species follow various migratory circuits within the host whereas many are aber rant or wandering in their habits. Horse owners and caretakers have a responsibility for the horses in their care they must protect their animals from diseases and parasites the information given here on diseases and parasites is intended only as a guide for horse owners it is not intended to be used in lieu of the services of a veterinarian. Diseases and conditions horse health problem risk factors prevention donkeys can be afflicted with the same internal parasites that attack horses and mules if one is to tubeworm a donkey . Ascarids parascaris equorum are intestinal worms typically found in foals ascarids may cause weight loss diarrhea and or colic immunity develops with maturity tapeworms cestodes can cause colic and contribute to intestinal blockage three species of tapeworms affect horses their larvae mature in the equine intestinal tract within four to six weeks after the eggs are ingested and then . Selenium deficiency in equines can be corrected to prevent horse diseases like infertility in adult horses and white muscle disease newborn foals thrush in horses is a condition that affects the frog of the horses hoof a very unhealthy condition for your horses soundness learn how to recognize and easily treat equine thrush
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