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Worming in horses: a guide to minimising worm resistance

Guidance for horse owners on worming horses

Year of Publication2011

Horse worms have been developing resistance to most worming products. This makes the routine use of horse wormers less effective in controlling worms. Control of these parasites includes the use of an integrated approach to pasture management. Removal of droppings from the pasture is a major part of control. Dung samples from adult horses should be sent for worm egg counts. Wormers should only be administered if the results of the egg count indicate that treatment is necessary.

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equine parasites
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