Resistance of worms and bacteria in horses increases with time. Deworming products and antibiotics are becoming less effective against these outside invaders. While the use of these products may be necessary sometimes, it is important to look at the cause of the horse's susceptibility for worms and bacteria.
It is normal for a horse to carry worms and bacteria, we humans also carry all kinds of bacteria. In a healthy horse, this does not cause any problems. However, when the resistance of the horse decreases, the susceptibility for invaders increases and they can multiply more easily in the horse's body. This may be as a result of old age or illness in the horse.
The immune system is responsible for clearing out invaders. Stress is an important factor that reduces defence, especially in the case of chronic stress. This can happen in many different ways.
In case of an infection with worms or in case of bacteria, it is therefore important to identify the cause of the reduced resistance. What is it that makes your horse susceptible to an increase in worms or bacteria? Is there anything causing stress, recently or already in the longer term?
If we look at the mental aspect on the level of the soul, this is about defensibility in the form of boundaries. What is yours and what is not and do you succeed in defending yourself against it? Do you manage to keep the worms and bacteria within limits? In other words, is your horse struggling with boundaries?
Identifying the cause always requires looking at the overall picture, so that worms and bacteria do not have a chance to multiply excessively. Here, resistance of worms and bacteria in horses only shines light on deeper processes.