Advice over worming horses has changed in recent years and nowadays the drive is for fewer but targeted treatments. There are increasing numbers of cases of wormer resistance cropping up and the previously advised overuse of wormers 4-
New horses to premises should be treated with a quarantine dose before being turned out on your pasture. Please ask for advice on this.
When worming your horse it is important to use the correct dose for its weight. Weighbands are available to help with this and it is generally better to over-
Regardless of the level of worm burden found in your horse it is important that all horses are treated for tapeworm at least once, but preferably twice, in any twelve month period. Generally this should be carried out in the Spring and Autumn. Different products can be used to treat for tapeworm on their own if no other worms are present so always discuss this with us before embarking on a tapeworm control program.
As with roundworm treatments it may also be beneficial to target dosing where it is required and to this end there has recently been developed a saliva test that can tell if your horse has had recent infection with tapeworm. It is relatively straight-
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