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Equine Practice
Control of ectoparasites in horses
  1. Janet Littlewood

    Janet Littlewood graduated from Bristol in 1977. She has almost 20 years' experience in referral dermatology and for the past 10 years has been head of dermatology at the Animal Health Trust, Newmarket. She has a particular interest in equine dermatology


THIS article discusses the control of the important ectoparasitic diseases of horses. The elimination of ectoparasites will, in most cases, resolve the associated clinical disease. However, occasionally additional therapy may be required to manage the concurrent dermatosis. In a number of ectoparasitic conditions hypersensitivity can develop, which may require appropriate therapeutic intervention.

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