BOTS – More than a Pest
Bot flies carry diseases that can seriously harm your horse’s health and performance. Read on for how to protect your horse.
Horse Weight Calculator
For effective worming, a horse must be given the correct dose for its bodyweight. Use our Horse Weight Calculator for an accurate estimate.
Strategic worming tool
Use our Strategic Worming Tool to find the right worming treatment for your horse.
Tapeworm in Horses
Tapeworm in horses can cause serious bowel disease or even death. Learn more about the importance of including tapeworm in worm programs.
The Development of Worm Resistance
Worm resistance is a growing concern in Australia. Learn why a strategic worming program in horses is best for combating resistance.
Understanding Worm Egg Counts
A Faecal Egg Count (FEC) is the best way to check the type of worms in your horse and the effectiveness of your wormer. Here’s how.
Parasite Management of Foals
Sustainable parasite control measures on properties with foals is often challenging. Read how to best treat and protect foals while working with your veterinarian.
Pasture Management for Worm Control
Implementing good pasture management practices can play a key role in worm control. Here are 5 strategies that can help.
A horse arriving on your property may have different types of worms not currently on your farm. Don’t let a float sink your worm control program!
Know What’s in Your Wormer
Different active ingredients control different types of worms. Are you using the correct wormer for your horse? Learn more about your wormer.
Pinworms – literally a pain in the butt!
Pinworms (Oxyuris equi) are the number one parasite that vets get questions about but they are usually harmless. They can be a nuisance if they cause the horse to itch or rub and they may cause alarm if they are seen in droppings.
Worming Recommendations For Adult Horses
Rotational and calendar-based Worming strategies are outdated and no longer recommended. Instead, owners are now encouraged to work with their veterinarians to implement diagnostic driven worming plans. The overall aim of a diagnostic driven program is to reduce the risk of parasite related disease in our horses.
Worming Adult Horses in Winter
Managing internal parasites in horses is crucial for their overall health and well-being. Winter can be a quieter time for parasites as colder temperatures inhibit the development of worm eggs and larvae, so it's the ideal time to focus on good management practices to reduce future parasite burdens. Here are some tips to put into place over the winter season.
Worming young horses
Worming recommendations predominantly discuss the management of foals and adult horses, however young horses between the age of 1-3 years are often overlooked. Implementing a diagnostic-driven worming program for this age group can be challenging, however, the consequences of overusing wormers in these horses are potentially catastrophic.