Hi stranger! Signing up for MypetMD is easy, free and puts the most relevant content at your fingertips.

Get Instant Access To

  • 24/7 alerts for pet-related recalls

  • Your own library of articles, blogs, and favorite pet names

  • Tools designed to keep your pets happy and healthy



or Connect with Facebook

By joining petMD, you agree to the Privacy Policy.

Pet Family

Lice Infestation in Horses

Treatment

 

Clipping of the coat is the best first step in treating lice in horses. This is because the longer the coat is, the more welcoming it is to lice--this is a great way to discourage them from migrating to and breeding on your horse. The thicker the coat the larger the numbers of lice; this is why the winter months are a better time for them to breed in large numbers.

 

The lice should be treated every two weeks as the life cycle is so short; treatment any less frequent can give the lice ample time to regrow in numbers and become an issue once again. An insecticidal medication may be the best method of treatment; a type of lice killing powder may also be used to dust the horse’s coat and kill the parasites as well.

 

Living and Management

 

Keeping the horse clipped when possible is a good way to slow down lice. It is also important to make sure that the treatment is administered often enough until the lice are eradicated.

Comments  0

Leave Comment

Related Articles

Intestinal Parasite in Birds
Gastrointestinal parasites can cause many problems in a bird's stomach and intestines,...
READ MORE
Natural Pet Remedies for Flea and Tick ...
While we may not be able to roll back the global warming trend, there are easier,...
READ MORE
Flea Infestation in Ferrets
Fleas are small, usually dark-colored, wingless insects that...
READ MORE
  • Lifetime Credits:
  • Today's Credits:
Hurry Before All Seats are Taken!
Enroll
Be an A++ Pet Parent! Take fun & free courses to earn badges & certifications. Choose a course»
Around the Web

MORE FROM PETMD.COM