Yard Worming Strategy 2016

 

 Worm egg counts will be performed this year as follows:

Month

When to worm egg count

Suggested treatment protocol

Jan

 

Feb

March

We will be starting to collect samples from 24th March - see posters for individual yard collection dates

If ≤200 epg - no treatment

If >200 epg - treat with Ivermectin or double dose Pyrantel

April

May

 

June

We will be starting to collect samples from 2nd June - see posters for individual yard collection dates

If ≤200 epg - no treatment

If >200 epg - treat with Ivermectin

July

 

Aug

We will be starting to collect samples from 25th Aug - see posters for individual yard collection dates

If ≤200 epg - no treatment

If >200 epg - treat with Ivermectin

Sept

Oct

 

Nov

Treat with PRAMOX (this will treat both tapeworms and encysted cyathastomins)

Dec

 

 

Please hand samples back to your yard coordinator along with appropriate payment per sample ready for collection. All results will be given to the yard coordinator who will then display them at the yard. If in addition if you would like to receive your individual horse's results via e-mail please e-mail wise.worming@equitait.com with your details.

Please note only samples submitted on the same day will benefit from the group discount. Those submitted after this time will cost £9and will not be collected. They should be sent to Raecleughhead, Duns, Berwickshire, TD11 3NS with the appropriate money. Results from unpaid samples will not be sent until payment has been received. 

 Please click on the links to the following resources to download:

 

Tapeworm:

Given that there are no known issues with an over burden of tapeworm at the majority of premises we will be dosing for tapeworm once a year. If you would prefer to dose for tapeworm twice a year then a double dose of a pyrantel base wormer (eg Pyratape, Strongid P, Exodus) would be appropriate instead of worm egg counting in April. Alternatively if you would like to know the status of your tapeworm burden a blood sample can be run to determine recent exposure to tapeworm. The frequency of tapeworm dosing is open to review should a number of horses test positive for tapeworm exposure on a blood sample.

New horses onto the premises:

All new horses should be wormed on arrival at the yard during their isolation period with a combination wormer for both roundworms and tapeworms. From October through to March this will consist of an Equest Pramox (assuming no contra-indications). From April through to September this will consist of Noropraz, Eqvalan Duo or Equimax. There is no obligation to buy your wormers through Equitait Veterinary Practice although we would be happy to supply them at a competitive rate.

If you would like to purchase further worm egg count kits please go to: http://www.equitait.com/page35.htm or contact the office on 01361 889106.  

The current control program is run in conjunction with individual yards and Equitait Veterinary Practice. If you are not a registered clients of Equitait Veterinary Practice it is advisable to consult your own veterinary surgeon prior to any treatment or absence of treatment.

Sample pots for worm egg counting will be dropped off at the yard. Please arrange for a fresh faecal sample to be collected into one of these pots on the day prior to your collection day. Ensure that the faecal sample is from the correct horse.  Record the name of the horse and owner's surname on the pot or lid using a permanent marker.

If anyone has any queries please do not hesitate to contact the Equitait Veterinary Practice office on 01361 889016.