Small Strongyles

From: Horse Worms

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Small Strongyles
These are a type of nematode worms and in some ways are very similar to that of the large strongyle worm.

Other Names
They are also known as Cyathostomes.

Small strongyle worms are round in circumference and thread like in appearance.

Horses At Risk
All horses at potentially at risk, with very young horses being most at risk. Infection can also occur where there are several horses all over grazing a pasture.

Small Strongyle Infection


Horses are usually infected with both large and small strongyles and it is only by having a faecal culture done that identification of the larvae will be possible.