Worms in horses can cause a variety of health problems including diarrhoea, weight loss and even colic which in rare cases can prove fatal. There are three main types of worms than can infect your horse: roundworms, tapeworms and bots. Each ‘type’ of worm can impact differently on your horse; therefore, it is important to implement a complete worm control programme.
A worm control programme can help to prevent infestations of worms through pasture management (poo picking) alongside testing your horse’s faeces regularly. When treatment is required it is important to ensure you are using the correct type of wormer for your horse, using it at the right time of year and know the correct weight for your horse. All these factors can help to ensure your worm treatment is effective. Our AMTRA staff are experienced and can advise you on the best wormer to use for your horse from our extensive range of top brands.
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