A question we often find ourselves answering is, when should I worm my horse and with what product?
Worming a horse and knowing exactly what product to use at which time of year can be a daunting task. The equine market now offers many different product ranges, brands and types of wormers.
To break it down for you, we suggest a horse is wormed with either a Ivermectin/ Moxidection or Oxibendazole based worm from the months of September through to February and then a
Ivermectin/ Moxidectin and Praziquantel based wormer for the months of March through to August.
How do I know if my horse has worms?
In order to avoid your horse becoming defenseless against wormers, it is suggested to check if your horse has worms before they are wormed. This procedure is simple, we will take a small sample of your horse's droppings and perform a Fecal Egg Count under a microscope that will enable us to determine whether your horse has a low, moderate or high Fecal Egg Count.
How do I get a Fecal Egg Count done?
Give our office a call on 03 5975 6586 and we will be able to arrange a day and time for you to drop a sample of your horse's droppings off.
This procedure will only take a few minutes, should you wish to hang around, you will then leave with your Fecal Egg Count report in hand.
Do you have any suggestions on which worming products I should use?
Head to our website or click on the link below and you will find our suggested worming product for this time of year.
The Virbac Equimax Elevation Wormers is a Ivermectin/ Moxidectin and Praziquantel based wormer, perfect for this time of year!