Being a horse owner you probably know that it is not possible to keep your horse completely worm free; but you can use an equest and equest pramox worming programme to keep the worms under control and ensure your horse is healthy at all times.
Horse care is much more than finding a field and stable and popping a horse into it. There are so many other essential things you need to do to ensure your horse remains healthy and this includes a good worming programme.
There is a range of worms that a horse can have at any given time, they are not prone to only one type of worm. You can expect to find red worms, round worms, tape worms and even bots, which are fly larvae.
Good Worm Management
As much as you love getting onto your horse and riding the country lanes and paths, you must get into a good worm management programme. It is essential to ensure the healthy digestion of your horse and keep him or her healthy and fit.
Cheap horse wormer’s are easy to find and it doesn’t need to cost an arm and a leg to ensure you keep your horses worms under control. Bear in mind that one wormer is not going to attack all the worms, so you need to follow a good programme to keep them all at bay.
When using equest gel or equest pramox gel, which are both easy oral treatment, you need to treat all your horses at the same time; especially if they are all in the same field. Oral treatments have been proven to be the most effective when it comes to horse worm control.
As important as it is to use a good equest worming programme on your horses, pasture management is just as important to keep the worms at bay.
Remember if your horse is in a field with other horses, speak to the owners to ensure you all use the same worming programme at the same time, this way you can control the worms.
Secondly you will want to clean the field and stables on a regular basis as worm eggs can be found in horse droppings. Stables should be cleaned daily with all manure being removed and fields should be cleaned at least twice a week, at the minimum during spring and summer months.
If you are dealing with a very large field, you can sub-divide the grazing areas. By separating the grazing areas and rotating your horses you are giving the grass time to recover and reducing the risk of worms.
Good pasture management combined with an equest and equest pramox worming programme are a guaranteed way to reduce worms in your horse.
From here you need to ensure you have a good dental plan and that they receive their inoculations on time. A healthy and fit horse can give you hours of enjoyment and be a very special animal in your life.