GL8: A guide to the treatment and control of equine gastrointestinal parasite infections

The aim of this guideline is to provide equine practitioners with concise information and practical advice concerning the most important gastrointestinal parasites in horses.  An updated overview of these parasites under prevailing epidemiological conditions in Europe is provided.  The focus of the guideline is to offer recommendations which will greatly assist in the prevention or minimisation of parasite infections and thus avoid clinical disease in horses.  This includes diagnostic and preventive management measures (i.e. prophylactic and metaphylactic measures) in the context of the specific needs of the different horse age groups, forms of husbandry and types of horse use.