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Liver fluke - Fasciola hepatica

The term ‘fluke’ is used to describe short, flat worms, usually of the class Trematode. In contrast to tapeworms which are cestodes, and...

Spring-time worm management for horses

The main aim of worm management in spring is to limit larval load on pastures. There are two ways of doing this: 1) Manage manure: pick...

PASTES vs POUR-ONS

"Why can't I use a pour-on on my horses?" you may wonder. Not many scientific studies have been conducted into how well pour-on wormers...

Monitoring drench resistance

How to tell if dewormers are effective, and if drug resistance is developing: Usually, when an animal (our ourselves) is sick, we know...

Winter Worm Management in Horses

Over winter, the management of parasites in horses should focus more on the external population of worms, rather than the worms inside...

An itchy tail does not mean pinworm

Tail-rubbing: is it worms? The most common symptom people report to me when getting a FEC is “rubbing their tail”. However, contrary to...

Summer worm management in horses

WORMING HORSES IN SUMMER Why do we worm our horses? If your answer is to make them healthier, than that suggests your horses have...

Horse Dewormers - types and uses

HORSE DEWORMERS – do you know what you’re treating with? Deworming drugs are called anthelmintics. Helminth = any type of worm, and ant =...

Your foal's first FEC

It's the end of January, and many of this years foals may be reaching 3-4 months old now (as is my colt, pictured) so it is about time...

OUR FRIEND, THE DUNG BEETLE

Summer is here, and with it comes the dung beetle. The dung beetle requires manure as a food source for their offspring. The adults bury...

Selective Worming:

SELECTIVE WORMING: The scientific way to treat your livestock Selective treatment for worm infections in horses is now becoming the norm...

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