Between now and early January is the time the to de-worm your horse with Equest Pramox. This is the only combination wormer licensed to control small redworms, including the inhibited and developing encysted small redworm larval stages (pictured), as well as other roundworm species, bots and all three species of tapeworm.
At this time of year the redworms are starting to encyst, which is why during these months you should be treating your horse with this product. If you have a horse or pony who is known to have a low worm burden and it lives on a low-risk yard then this should be the only wormer you have to give each year, providing this is done as part of year-round worm control strategy. Faecal worm egg counts (WECs) can be carried out from March-April onwards and these should be done every 2-3 months throughout the grazing season. Tapeworms do not show up reliably in WECs, but we can test for these separately by taking a blood sample or a saliva sample.
If your horse has a history of high worm egg counts, has other medical problems or lives on a high risk yard, please get in touch so we can discuss a strategy to offer your horse maximum protection with the minimum risk of worm resistance.
Find out more about our Annual Worm Control Package, which is designed to protect your horse or pony from internal parasites and to be cost-effective for you.
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