A Quick Guide to Horse Worming
By Danielle Cousins
Worming your horses is no longer as simple as giving one medication on a regular basis. Due to the threat of rising resistance to some chemicals used in common wormers and the fact that the ingredients don't target every type of worm or intestinal parasite, our approach to worming horses must now be a tactical one. This article aims to explain horse worming in a readable and not overly-complicated way. It provides general tips for good pasture management and deciding when to worm your horse. Choosing a wormer shouldn't be a daunting process but there are so many products out there and with the added worry of growing resistance to wormers, it often becomes difficult. VioVet has formulated a general worming plan to follow, with just four treatments per year to target specific groups of worms when it is most needed.