Horse owners and caretakers have a responsibility for the horses in their care they must protect their animals from diseases and parasites the information given here on diseases and parasites is intended only as a guide for horse owners. Internal parasites of horses and mules 461 the large bowel tend to become localized in specific parts of this organ the cecum the ventral colon or the dorsal colon in addi tion to the parasites thus localized several of the species follow various migratory circuits within the host whereas many are aber rant or wandering in their habits. Diseases and conditions horse health problem risk factors prevention donkeys can be afflicted with the same internal parasites that attack horses and mules if one is to tubeworm a donkey . Lungworms dictyocaulus arnfieldi are most common in donkeys and mules but horses pastured with them may become infected the larvae migrate through the intestinal wall and into the lungs where they become egg laying adults
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