How often should I treat my horse?
What product should I use and when?
What else can I do to reduce the risk to my horse?
Worm egg counts are a waste of money (?!)
Inadequate worming treatment of young and other groups of vulnerable horses leaves them at high risk of infection and disease.
Excessive use of wormers in horses that do not need to be treated is contributing to the resistance of worms to the drugs.
Not treating horses, or treating them at the wrong time of year or with an inappropriate product, leads to a greater risk of colic. Different internal parasites can cause different types of colic. As well as the risk of colic, high levels of worms can result in ill-thrift, weight loss and damage to the gut wall.
Certain management factors greatly assist in keeping the worm burden on your pasture as low as possible.
Remove all droppings from the pasture on a regular basis, preferably daily.
Do not use the dung for fertilising the pastures.
Maintain a low stocking density.
Allow all fields sufficient rest time when they are not grazed. 6 Weeks sunlight is ideal!