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Posted on Oct 28, 2019 in Articles, Veterinary

Two Rivers Vets – Targeted Worming Control For Horses ( Part 2 )

Two Rivers Vets – Targeted Worming Control For Horses ( Part 2 )

All Horses on the yard should be wormed at the same time.

Horses should ideally be stabled for 48hours after de-worming to prevent environmental contamination with de-worming chemicals, it also ensures that any infective eggs/larvae that are released don’t make it on to pasture.

If stabling is not possible: poo picking should be done daily for 2-3 days after dosing.

New horses:

All new horses should either receive a ‘clear out’ dose (Equest Pramox) or have a FWEC and Tapeworm ELISA performed and treatment if required whilst in quarantine.

(Remember, products containing IVERMECTIN / MOXIDECTIN are toxic to Collies, Old English Sheepdogs and their crosses. Dispose of packaging carefully and prevent dogs access to the faeces of treated horses

Droppings 

should be removed from paddocks at least once a fortnight.

Horse manure should not be spread as fertiliser on paddocks unless it has been effectively composted to kill all eggs/larvae

Overstocking of paddocks should be avoided (as a general guide : each horse needs 1 – 1.5 acres of space).

There is some benefit to co-grazing pastures with sheep or cattle.

Harrowing paddocks when it is dry will expose and desiccate larvae.

Mares

Should be wormed 2-3 months pre-foaling, to reduce worm burden and pasture contamination.

Foals

Can be interval wormed from several months of age as follows :

– every 4 weeks with Panacur

– every 4-6 weeks with Strongid -P

– every 8-10 weeks with Noromectin or Eqvalan

They should receive a larvicidal dose in Autumn / Winter

mare-foal-spring

If you would like to discuss setting  up a worm control plan for your yard then contact your vets.

 

 

 

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