Horse owners still have an opportunity to let their opinions on parasite control and resistance be known. Researchers have organized an international survey to better assess the issues of parasite control and dewormer resistance. Access the survey.
The study is part of a collaborative effort between equine parasitologists in the United Sates, Denmark, and Germany. Topics include parasite control strategies, drug resistance, factors behind parasite control decisions, veterinary involvement, and selective treatment.
Answering the complete survey takes about 20 minutes. Respondents are asked to answer spontaneously--there are no right or wrong answers, and the organizers ask for your honest personal opinions. Most of the questions are based on a multiple choice format, through which you can click on the alternative that is closest to your opinion. (Some questions might seem to be similar but are not exactly the same. Therefore, please answer all the questions since this is crucial to the success of this study.)
Project organizers include Martin K. Nielsen, DVM, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Large Animal Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen; Ray M. Kaplan, DVM, PhD, Dipl. EVPC, an associate professor in the Department of Infectious Diseases at the University of Georgia's College of Veterinary Medicine; and Anne Becher, DVM, of Ludwigs-Maximillian University in Munich, Germany.
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Disclaimer: Seek the advice of a qualified veterinarian before proceeding with any diagnosis, treatment, or therapy.