Alternative methods for controlling the blood worm large strongyles

Last changed: 08 April 2020
Horses, photo.

More and more horses in Sweden are affected by the blood worm large strongyles (Strongylus vulgaris). At the same time, anthelmintic resistance is a major problem and a threat to the health of horses. Like antibiotics, it is necessary to be restrictive with anthelmintics to preserve the effect. The goal of this project is to improve the methods of controlling blood worm infections without using anthelmintics.

For more information about the project, please go to the Swedish version of this page.


Eva Tyden, Researcher
Department of Biomedical Science and Veterinary Public Health, Parasitology Unit, +4618671208