Horses and Lice

It is that time of year, well for most of the country, where everything begins to thaw, mud comes on strong, and parasites start popping up. Parasites include worms, bots, lice and more. Equine lice are our focus today. Lice are more common then many people believe and can happen to any horse. There are two types of equine lice blood suckers, Haematopinus asini,and chewers, Bovicola equi. Most lice are species specific (ie can‘t give to humans), but equines can get them from poultry and a few other animals. Click here to continue.

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