Horses can get fleas, ticks, and mites. The symptoms of each parasite on your horse and the diseases they carry will be listed in this article. Now, it is time to know what are fleas, ticks, and mites.
Fleas get nutrition by sucking the blood of their hosts (this practice is known as hematophagy). Fleas have strong claws to anchor on their hosts and a special mouth for sucking the bleed of their hosts.
Unlike fleas, ticks are not insects. Ticks are arachnids just like spiders. Ticks are obligate parasites (meaning that they must feed on blood).
Mites, like ticks, are arachnids. Mites are very tiny. Most mites are less than 1 mm (0.04 in) long. Not all mites are parasites; some live in soil as scavengers, others live on plants.
– Groom your horse regularly. If not daily, groom them several times weekly. – Make sure that your horses are healthy and take them to the vet occasionally.