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Worming Plans

Single dose plan

This pack contains one Equest Pramox tube, three Faecal Egg Count forms with sample pots, one tapeworm ELISA blood sample voucher, an advice sheet and includes the visit for the blood sample at a cost of just £89.

There are ever increasing reports of worm resistance! It is vitally important that we try to reduce the amount of wormers that are being used and look towards more scientific strategic methods of worming. 

This protocol not only significantly reduces the amount of wormer you are using but also helps reduce the risk of resistance. Carrying out faecal egg counts allows us to determine the worm infection of your horse/pony and strategically worm if required. The tapeworm blood test (ELISA) tells us how “exposed” your horse/pony has been to tapeworm and the likely level of infection. Reducing the amount of wormer used each year and correct dosing will help prevent further development of resistance.

Poo picking fields is recommended and will help maximise the efficacy of this pack. All field mates should be on a similar protocol or be up to date on worming. If all these criteria are met this pack should be sufficient for the worm control of your horse/pony and help prevent the increasing resistance in the worm population.

If a FEC comes back as moderate or severe it may be necessary to purchase additional wormer and/or FECs.

 The protocol is as follows:

  • April: Faecal Egg Count
  • June: Faecal Egg Count + tapeworm blood sample
  • September: Faecal Egg Count
  • December: Equest Pramox  

Equest Pramox contains Moxidectin and Praziquantel. It treats round worms, encysted small red worm larvae, pin worm and tapeworms. It is NOW licensed for use in breeding, pregnant and lactating mares. It can be used in foals over the age of 7 months.

To get best results please ensure you dose for the correct weight of the animal.

Faecal egg counts can only detect worms which have matured to patency (producing eggs), there is no test available to detect larval stages of worms.

Strategic plan:

This pack contains one Equest Pramox tube, one Noropraz tube, two Faecal Egg Count forms with sample pots and an advice sheet at a cost of just £45.

There are ever increasing reports of worm resistance! It is vitally important that we try to reduce the amount of wormers that are being used. 

This protocol not only reduces the amount of wormer you are using but also helps reduce the risk of resistance. Carrying out faecal egg counts allows us to determine the worm infection of your horse/pony and strategically worm if required. Reducing the amount of wormer used each year and correct dosing will help prevent further development of resistance.

Poo picking fields is recommended and will help maximise the efficacy of this pack. All field mates should be on a similar protocol or be up to date on worming. Unfortunately it is not possible to detect tapeworm eggs on a FEC. If all these criteria are met this pack should be sufficient for the worm control of your horse/pony and help prevent the increasing resistance in the worm population.

If a FEC comes back as moderate or severe it may be necessary to purchase additional wormer and/or FECs.

The protocol is as follows:

  • April: Faecal Egg Count
  • June: Noropraz
  • September: Faecal Egg Count
  • December: Equest Pramox

Equest Pramox contains Moxidectin and Praziquantel. It treats round worms, encysted small red worm larvae, pin worm and tapeworms. It is NOW licensed for use in breeding, pregnant and          lactating mares. It can be used in foals over the age of 7 months.

Noropraz contains Ivermectin and Praziquantel. It treats round worms, adult red worms, pin worm and tapeworms.

To get best results please ensure you dose for the correct weight of the animal.Faecal egg counts can only detect worms which have matured to patency (producing eggs), there is no test available to detect larval stages of worms.

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