Managing worms in Autumn

Managing worms in Autumn

All horses should be de-wormed at least once a year: this is to clear out any burdens of worms that may have built up over 12 months, or remove species of parasites that cannot be diagnosed using faecal egg counts, such as bot-fly larvae. Mid to late autumn is the...
Managing worms in Summer

Managing worms in Summer

What is the best strategy for de-worming in summer? In Australia, it depends if you live ‘up north’ or ‘down south’. Read more to find out what you need to know about summer de-worming depending on where you live. Methods for parasite...
Managing worms in Spring

Managing worms in Spring

Spring is the time for new life. But Spring isn’t all ducklings and foals: worms use the warm, wet weather (especially in southern states) as a key time to reproduce. The most common worms in horses are strongyle nematodes. These have a simple lifecycle (Fig 1), and...