New method for examining anthelmintic resistance of the equine roundworm

Last changed: 17 February 2022
Roundworm, photo.

The development of anthelmintic resistance in the equine roundworm is an increasing problem for foals in Sweden and the rest of the world. Infections can cause symptoms such as nasal discharge, cough, ragged fur and poor growth. Large worm burdens can result in impaction of the small intestine with severe colic and possibly death as a result. The aim of this project is therefore to develop a method for quick and easy detection of roundworm resistance.

Go to the Swedish version of this page to read more and to find contact details for the researchers involved.


The one-year project was launched in 2019 and was financed by SLU Future One Health (previously SLU Future Animals, Nature and Health).

SLU Future One Health supports interdisciplinary research that is part of the One Health concept – optimal health and welfare for both humans and animals in sustainable ecosystems.

Read more about SLU Future One Health, ongoing research projects and forthcoming funding opportunities.