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Remember in this wind check your field and garden fences and also watch out for any hazards such as rubbish blown in. Some things can frighten animals but also injure them too 💨🌀
So thanks to a fantastic service from Westgate Labs, more than just a worm count, jackson's worm count results were back less than 24 hours after they were posted. His result was 400epg (eggs per gram) for redworm. Anything over 200epg we would usually worm for. We also carried out an Equisal tapeworm test. If that test comes back and he doesn't require a tapeworm wormer, i will choose a wormer that will just cover the redworm. Pointless giving him a wormer for tapeworm too if he doesn't need it! If he does need worming for tapeworm too, i can choose a product that treats both worms. Its as simple as that. This HAS got to be the way forward in worming. Routine testing and not routine dosing.
My turn to ask you all for advice! I need recommendation for massage pads for horses?
Does your feeding regime change as the season changes? Why not speak to the nutritionists at TopSpec who can provide expertise advice on a suitable diet for your horse. Thats what i do!
Worm counts and tapeworm test arrived promptly in the post today from Westgate Labs, more than just a worm count. Thank you very much. It is so important that we routine test and not just dose with wormers, when ever we fancy it, as this can have huge impacts on our horses health. For any more info on a worming plan for your horse please get in contact.
Has your horse been covered for Encysted Red Worm this winter? Encysted redworm is a nasty parasite that burrows into the gut wall of the horse and can stay there for some time. They then start to emerge all together, usually in early Spring, which can cause serious consequences to your horses health. Worm Counts do not detect these, so we must routine worm for these over winter (nov-late jan/early feb) with either Equest, Equest Pramox or Panacur guard. These are the only wormers that will treat these worms. Equest pramox also covers tapeworm too. As wormers are being more frequently used, worms are becoming resistant to the chemicals in them, so apart from a routine wormer for encysted redworm over the winter, we really have no choice but to develop programs for our horses that are based on routine worm counts and tapeworm tests, and only worming accordingly rather than just worming time after time. Resistance tests are also a great idea, after you have used a wormer to ensure they have been effective and usually carried out 14-28 days after the wormer was given. Westgate Labs, more than just a worm count offer a second to none worm count service. If you would like any further info on worming or would like me to help you with your worming program, please just ask!