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Health & youngstock

Health & youngstock

Posted by Wormers-direct on 16th Jan 2020

Different chemicals work in different ways within the body of the dosed horse so extra thought need …
Buying medicines on the internet

Buying medicines on the internet

Posted by Wormers-direct on 15th Jan 2020

Here is an extract of the current text on the VMD’s website regarding the newly introduced Accredi …
Tapeworms in horses

Tapeworms in horses

Posted by Wormers-direct on 15th Jan 2020

Tapeworms belong to a group of parasites known as cestodes (or flatworms).  Three species of t …
The threat of large roundworms in horses

The threat of large roundworms in horses

Posted by Wormers-direct on 15th Jan 2020

Large roundworm also known as ascarids are very long worms up to 40cm when mature and produce large …
Equine worms as a cause of colic

Equine worms as a cause of colic

Posted by Wormers-direct on 15th Jan 2020

A low level of worm infection can lead to weight loss, poor performance, illness in horses and gene …
Flies - Why should your horse put up with them?

Flies - Why should your horse put up with them?

Posted by Wormers-direct on 15th Jan 2020

Flies are not only a major irritation to horses, causing them to become stressed and uncomfortable …
Neck Threadworm (Onchocerca species)

Neck Threadworm (Onchocerca species)

Posted by Wormers-direct on 15th Jan 2020

The larvae (which are called microfilariae) live in the tissue under the skin and are ingested by …
Encysted small redworm in horses

Encysted small redworm in horses

Posted by Wormers-direct on 15th Jan 2020

A survey (Equine Health Survey (NEHS) May 2012) of horse owners showed that nearly half were not wo …
Equine pinworm - How it affects your horse

Equine pinworm - How it affects your horse

Posted by Wormers-direct on 15th Jan 2020

Pinworm (Oxyuris equi) burden is becoming an increasing problem for UK horse owners.  Pinworm …
How fleas can affect your household

How fleas can affect your household

Posted by Wormers-direct on 15th Jan 2020

There has certainly been an explosion of flea bites and infestations this year mainly due to the we …
Horse pasture management in the UK

Horse pasture management in the UK

Posted by Wormers-direct on 15th Jan 2020

With regard to horse pasture management and worm parasite burden we are often asked about the effec …
Mud Fever affecting horses

Mud Fever affecting horses

Posted by Wormers-direct on 14th Jan 2020

Mud Fever is the enemy of horse owners in winter, with wet and cold conditions plus the constant w …