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Autumn and winter worming

Autumn and winter worming

Posted by Wormers-direct on 16th Jan 2020

This article has been very kindly supplied by Ben Gaskell, Pfizer’s veterinary advisorAutumn a …
What is a Suitably Qualified Person (SQP)?

What is a Suitably Qualified Person (SQP)?

Posted by Wormers-direct on 16th Jan 2020

An SQP is a category of professionally qualified persons who are entitled to prescribe and/or supp …
Worming horses on organic farms

Worming horses on organic farms

Posted by Wormers-direct on 16th Jan 2020

The soil association recommend that rotational and multi-species grazing should be used to control …
Worming donkeys

Worming donkeys

Posted by Wormers-direct on 16th Jan 2020

There is a limited range of worming products available for worming donkeys on the UK market. Here …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
Understanding equine tapeworm as a cause of colic

Understanding equine tapeworm as a cause of colic

Posted by Wormers-direct on 14th Jan 2020

Tapeworms are an important and potentially very damaging parasite affecting the horse.  They …