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(A) NEW HORSE

Do not allow access to grazing until 48 hours after initial worming.

  • On arrival give double dose Pyrantel
  • 24 hours give 1 dose Moxidectin (Equest) OR 1 dose Equimax.

(B) ALL HORSES

Select one group of wormer as ‘wormer of the year’ from the following groups:

  • Group 1: Pyrantel - use every 6-8 weeks e.g. Strongid P, Paratape
  • Group 1a: Praziquantel - effective only against tapeworms e.g. Equitape
  • Group 2: Benzimidazole - use every 4-6 weeks e.g. Equitac, Telmin, Panacur
  • Group 3: Ivermectin - use every 8-10 weeks e.g. Panomec, Eqvalan, Furexel
  • Group 3a: Moxidectin - use every 13 weeks e.g. Equest
  • Use it from March to September following the manufacturer’s instructions.

IN ADDITION:

In SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER and/or APRIL (or JULY if the horse is not allowed any access to pasture from October to April) use a double dose of STRONGID P against Tapeworms.

In THE WINTER MONTHS use IVERMECTIN/MOXIDECTIN against Bots.

In NOVEMBER and/or FEBRUARY use EQUEST or five days PANACUR against migrating & encysted small strongyle larvae (Cyathostomes).

(C) FOAL

Start ‘wormer of the year’ at 4-6 weeks unless scoured at foal heat, in which case seek veterinary advice.

Repeat worming at recommended interval until 8 months old with ‘wormer of the year’. Worm all horses grazing the same pasture as the foal at same time.

D) BROOD MARE

Worm:

  1. Before foaling (Equest) and,
  2. On return from stud - treat as ‘new’ horse

(E) GENERAL

  1. Worm all horses grazing together at the same time.
  2. Worm all horses before moving to clean pasture (use Equest two weeks before moving).
  3. Picking up all the droppings from the paddock twice weekly will dramatically reduce the number of infected worm larvae ingested.

HORSES SHOULD BE WORMED ON A REGULAR BASIS, WHATEVER THEIR AGE. REMEMBER TO KEEP AN ACCURATE RECORD OF WORMING DATES. FOR SPECIAL OFFERS, FREE WORM EGG COUNTS AND SPECIALIST ADVICE, CONTACT US ON 01759 371066.

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