Use this year-round guide for managing worms, particularly small strongyles, in healthy, adult horses from the age of 3 years. Young horses, broodmares, seniors and horses with health conditions (e.g. Cushings) require a tailored worm control program. MOST IMPORTANTLY always integrate FECs with good pasture hygiene and horse husbandry strategies.
Cross grazing benefits. The practice of cross or mixed grazing is often suggested as a useful strategy to manage intestinal parasite infestation, but until recently, evidence of its efficacy was limited. A French team has provided the first evidence of the benefits of mixed grazing with cattle as an alternative
Worm control. Postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Queensland, Dr Anne Beasley, explains the importance of sustainable worm control and why we must no longer rely on the old-school interval treatment regime. This article provides all the basics on parasite biology and the drugs available for treatment. This knowledge
Finding lumps, bumps and swellings on the skin of horses is a very common problem for owners. In this article, veterinarian Dr Rachel Kent sorts the harmless lumps from the nasty bumps to help you identify ones that may require veterinary treatment, versus those which may be left alone. Where
This article contains the 6 simple steps you can take to get your worming program to a great start. Spring is the best time to kick-start Evidence Based Worming on your horse properties. Most horse managers are, by now, very familiar with the narrative that small Strongyles – Cyathostomins –
Three years on from the launch of an Australian study into drug resistance in horse worms, the results are in! The project produced some really useful data which was lacking in the Australian literature and also shed light on some concerning issues that impact all facets of the equine industry.