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Product code: 3778

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At Davidsons we would always recommend that you test for worm eggs before worming.



Horses are like dogs and require regular worming. Years ago, horse owners had no other choice but to squirt a worming medicine into our horse’s mouths, which ended up with most of it down us and not in the horse, plus a resistance building up to the medicine (a little like us taking antibiotics when it’s not necessary, I guess). A good worming programme is essential as parasitic infestation can do irreversible damage to the gut and other organs leading to poor condition, colic or even, sadly, fatalities. In addition to this, good field management such as removing manure regularly and not putting too many horses together on pasture (so they are not forced to eat grass near manure) are just a few of the many things we can do to help. These days we can now do something rather technical called a ‘worm count’ rather than simply just using the worm medicine. So, what is a worm count? Well, quite simply it is a worm egg count of a small sample of manure to find out how many eggs are present in it. The results are shown as the number of eggs per gram. The lab I use let me know once they have tested the sample whether my mare has a low (under 200 eggs per gram), medium (200-1,200 eggs per gram) or a high count (over 1,200 eggs per count).

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