Parasites and Your Horse


This online course will cover common equine parasites and their life cycles, how to recognise signs of parasite infection, methods of breaking the parasite life-cycle, and best practice in testing for and controlling parasite burdens. The course is delivered completely online allowing flexible study at a convenient time and will provide vital information on this key area of equine health, making it a ‘must do’ for all involved with managing horses.

Who is the course for?

The course is aimed at participants who care and manage horses at all levels, for example private owners, leisure riders, grooms, instructors, coaches, stable staff and non-equine vet nurses are all potential participants.

Course content

The course will cover the following areas:

  • Identification and names of common parasites
  • How to recognise the serious effects parasites have on equine health
  • Interrupting the parasite lifecycle
  • Testing and controlling parasite problems


There is no fee for this course.

Additional course information

The course will run throughout February 2019 and can be completed at any time throughout the month from anywhere with an internet connection. Attendance to classes is not required. Registration for this course closes 9am on Friday 25th January 2019.