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Westgate Labs Worm Count Kit for Horses

Westgate Labs Worm Count Kit for Horses Westgate Labs Worm Count Kit for Horses Westgate Labs Worm Count Kit for Horses
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  • 2 Horse Kit £17.49
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Description

The Westgate Labs Worm Count Kit is an essential tool that allows an easy worm egg count that is easy to use and understand. Recommended by many vets, a correct worming programme can help to prolong the efficiency of worming drugs, leading to a better state of health for your horse. Each kit provides all that is needed to take a sample and send off to the laboratory for testing, including a voucher for the laboratory test. Each test is for one test on one horse.

*** New compostable packaging with unique zero waste design. Contains a sample pot and full instructions on how to collect a sample from the field/stable. ***

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Reviews (57)

Summary of Reviews for Westgate Labs Worm Count Kit for Horses

Overall 5
Value For Money
Effectiveness
Ease Of Use
Absence Of Side Effects
55 out of 57 (96%) customers would recommend this product.
5 stars (54 reviews)
4 stars (2 reviews)
3 stars (1 reviews)
2 stars (0 reviews)
1 stars (0 reviews)

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55 Clear instructions, easy to use, speedy results.
Verified Purchase

By on 3 May 2020

Does exactly what is says and us required

Customer recommends this product

55 Worm count
Verified Purchase

By on 13 March 2020

Very good, first time used a worm count kit, only owned my first horse for 5 months, read about the best way of keeping worms at bay and this I think is the best way without giving regular drugs that may not be required

Customer does not recommend this product

55 Westgate test
Verified Purchase

By on 19 January 2020

Really good. Shall always use them. The lady who discuss3d my result with me, was so informed and helpful

Customer recommends this product

55 Great product
Verified Purchase

By on 16 November 2019

Great product to evaluate worm load. Ultimately saves on worming costs and avoids overuse. Quick turnaround, would recommend.

Customer recommends this product

55 Excellent product
Verified Purchase

By on 21 September 2019

Very efficient service from Westgate Labs, would use again

Customer recommends this product

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Q & A

Below are some recent questions we've received regarding Westgate Labs Worm Count Kit for Horses, including answers from our team.

12 March 2018 at 9:14pm

Price

Skyefi

Does the price of the test kit include lab fees?
Thank you.

  • VioVet Staff

Hi there,

Yes it does :)

Hope this helps.

5 October 2017 at 6:52pm

Does this test for tapeworm?

Nasser Alhajri

  • VioVet customer since 2017
  • From: , Saudi Arabia

Hello
Does this test show a tapeworm ?
Thank you

  • VioVet Staff

Hello.

Thank you for your question.

Tapeworm eggs are encased meaning that it will not pick up any tapeworm eggs. This will only test for roundworm and redworm eggs. To test for tapeworm you will need to speak to your vet to do a blood test, or use the Equisal tapeworm test and send of a sample of saliva.

3 December 2016 at 5:55pm

Red worm

Lisa Papworth

  • VioVet customer since 2012
  • From: Bedfordshire, United Kingdom

Does this testing kit test for Red Worm ?

  • VioVet Staff

Hi Lisa,

Faceal egg counts will identify the presence and level of adult large and small red worm although they cannot give any indication of the level of encysted larvae (encysted small redworm) in the gut wall. It is the encysted larvae that can cause serious problems when they emerge from the gut lining in spring so they should be targeted in the winter months, after the frosts set in and the adults.

Your horse's results may come back with a low egg count, but targeting encysted redworm is still recommended in winter months as you won't know the extent of the encysted larval population. At any other time of the year, a low result would mean you do not need to target roundworm.

Typically between November-February, target encysted larval stages of small redworm with a Moxidectin product (eg. Equest). This will also kill botfly larvae. Alternatively, use a five day course of Febendazole (eg. Panacur) but this will not target any botfly larvae.

I hope this is helpful!

3 September 2015 at 10:23pm

Worming five year olds

sue vasey

Is it advisable to do worm test on a five yr old that has just arrived at the yard.

  • VioVet Staff

If you are unsure of the horse's worming history, a worm count for roundworm and ideally a Equisal tapeworm test would be a very good place to start to give you an overview of their worm population. However, you could worm them to cover both of these, and then start a worming plan afresh.

If you would prefer to do this, I'd recommend using a double dose of Embotape which contains pyrantel. This is very effective against roundworm and when given at double the dose, will also kill tapeworm. As an example, if the horse weighs 500kg, you will need to give a 1000kg dose in one go (you'll need to buy two syringes).

After this, I would then use either a single dose of Equest or a 5 day course of Panacur over winter (Dec/Jan) to target encysted redworm.

If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch.