Spring is an important time for horse worm control, as the breeding cycle is dormant during the cold winter months. The increase in temperature in the spring leads to recrudescence of larvae and recommencement of the worms breeding cycle. Some things to bear in mind as you decide on your horses’ worming needs are:
• No one single treatment will fit allhorses
• Checking worm burden prior toworming can have certain advantages,depending on your farm situation
• Pasture Management has a directeffect on worm burden
• Roundworms and tapeworms needto be treated very differently
• Young stock and veterans need to bewormed more regularly
• Any new horses arriving at your yardshould be wormed
Spring is also the right time to be testing for and treating Tapeworms. With Tapeworms it is essential that you test appropriately and follow the right worming programme - not all wormers are effective against all types of worms.
If your horse does require worming, make sure the wormer you choose contains the correct active ingredients for the worms you are looking to treat. We supply a handy guide to each of these in our catalogue and also with all worming programmes.
Maintain a Healthy Gut
Gut motility can become imbalanced during a worming treatment, causing the gut to become inflamed. It is always a great idea to use an Equine Pre and Probiotic supplement such as TRM Synbiovit (synbiotic) at the time of worming to promote healthy gut bacteria.
We offer free worming advice and a team of SQP’s that will be happy to provide you with an appropriate worming programme free of charge.