Animal health and the use of Anthelmintics (wormers) on organic farms.
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The equine standards recommend that rotational and multi-species grazing should be used to control worms in order to prevent the routine use of wormers and other veterinary treatments. Where five or more horses are kept on the organic holding a pasture management plan outlining control of internal parasites, weed control and soil fertility will be required.
Where five or more horses are kept the use of avermectin-based products for the control of worms must be limited. No restrictions apply where less than five animals are kept but in all cases animals must be housed or dung removed from the pasture for 48 hours after treatment with avermectin products.
Current Avermectin based products supplied by wormers-direct.co.uk:
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