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  • Equest Pramox Horse Wormer
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    Equest Pramox contains the same unique active ingredient as Equest Gel but the difference is it also contains the drug of choice for the control of tapeworm, encysted small redworm and bots. Each tube of Equest Pramox treats 700kg. Equest Pramox wil
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  • Equimax Gel Horse Wormer Currently Unavailable
    Equimax wormer for horses for redworm, bots and tapeworm. Equimax will treat a 700kg bodyweight horse. Equimax is a combination horse wormer.
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  • Equest Horse Wormer Gel Currently Unavailable
    Equest has a unique two week persistent action and will treat a 700kg horse and has the longest dosing interval of any regular horse wormer at 13 weeks. Equest will treat pregnant and lactating mares, stallions and foals from four months of age but
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  • Animec Paste Wormer for horses Currently Unavailable
    Animec horse wormers contain ivermectin 18.7mg/g. Animec treats roundworms, bloodworms, pinworms, neck threadworms and bots. Perfect for rotational worming.
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  • Eraquell Horse Wormer Larger Tube Treats 700kg Bodyweight Currently Unavailable
    Eraquell wormer is ideal for the larger horse and treats 700kg bodyweight. Eraquell horse wormers contain ivermectin and has a dosing interval of 8-10 weeks in horses.
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  • Eqvalan Duo Horse Wormer Paste Currently Unavailable
    Eqvalan Duo Horse Wormer is used for the treatment of mixed cestode (tapeworm) and nematode (roundworm) or arthropod (bot) infestations in horses. The contents of one syringe will treat up to 600kg of bodyweight.
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  • Nexmectin Paste Horse Wormer Currently Unavailable
    Audevard Nexmectin Paste Horse Wormer - Containing Ivermectin - Roundworm treatment for horses. One syring treats up to 700kg bodyweight.
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  • Eqvalan Horse Wormer Paste Currently Unavailable
    Eqvalan horse wormer paste works for 8 weeks and treats 600kg body weight of horse. These horse wormers treat lungworm in donkeys and horses. No adverse effects reported in pregnant mares, donkeys, or breeding stallions.
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  • Noromectin Equine Wormer Paste
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    Noromectin Equine Wormer Paste kills the adult and larval stages of the important internal parasites of horses.
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  • Strongid P Horse Wormer Paste Currently Unavailable
    Strongid P Paste for horses treats 600kg bodyweight of horse per tube. Use two tubes for tapeworm treatment i.e. dose for twice the horses bodyweight. Lasts 4-6 weeks. Strongid is suitable for use in pregnant horses and lactating mares and foals f
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  • Panacur Equine Guard Horse Wormer 225ml Currently Unavailable
    Panacur Equine Guard liquid horse wormer is a five day course that treats encysted redworm in horses. One bottle of Panacur Guard will treat 600kg body weight of horse. These horse wormers are suitable fo use in pregnant mares and young foals. Ide
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  • Panacur Horse Wormer Paste Currently Unavailable
    Panacur wormer for horses is apple cinnamon flavoured so it may be of help for horses that are harder to worm, lasts about 4-6 weeks. from the Equine Pharmacy. Panacur Horse Wormers treat 600kg body weight of horse and are suitable for pregnant m
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  • Panacur Horse Wormer Granules Currently Unavailable
    Panacur Horse Wormer Granules. Last 6-8 weeks. One sachet will treat 300kg bodyweight. In relative terms that means that two sachets are equal to one panacur horse wormer paste. These horse wormers granule are mixed with feed for easy administatio
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  • Pyratape P Horse Worming Paste Currently Unavailable
    Treats roundworm, and a double dose for tapeworm. Pyratape horse wormers last 4-6 weeks during grazing season, and every 6 - 8 weeks for the rest of the year.
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  • Noropraz Horse Wormer Paste Currently Unavailable
    Noropraz Horse Wormer Paste has been formulated for addressing mixed cestode, nematode or arthropod infestations. It works effectively against adult and juvenile roundworms, lungworms, bots, and tapeworms in horses treats 700kg bodyweight.
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  • Bimectin Horse Wormer Paste Currently Unavailable
    Bimectin is a wormer for horses and contains the active ingredient ivermectin it is an oral paste and these horse wormers are apple flavoured to improve palatability.
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  • Hyperdrug Faecal Roundworm Egg Count Kit For One Horse
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    Horse worm egg count test kit for easy to use faecal worm count service for equines. Ideal for all horse owners from yards to owners of a single horse.
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  • Embotape Horse Wormer Paste
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    Embotape wormer is for the control of large and small strongyles, pinworms, roundworms in horses and other equines.If you are dosing a horse from tapeworm you will require a double dose.
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  • Panacur Liquid 10% Currently Unavailable
    Panacur liquid wormer suspension can be put in the feed 1litre will treat 26 average size horses. Treats most roundworms and also kills worm eggs, 7.5ml per 100kg dosage, suitable for pregnant mares and foals. Suitable for cattle sheep and horses.
    £119.99
  • EquiSal Tapeworm Test Kit For One Horse Currently Unavailable
    For the first time, you can simply and easily test your horse for tapeworm. Until now, it has been difficult to detect tapeworm burdens as worm egg counts do not reliably detect tapeworms and blood tests are very costly and inconvenient.
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Horse Worming: An Essential Guide

Worming horses can seem bewildering at times, especially as over time guidance can alter to the approaches to risk and resistance. 

While this information we provide is expert guidance, real life scenarios can be confusing, please contact our expert team for individual tailored plans suited to your situation.

Adult horses generally require a minimum of one to two treatments annually, targeting both strongyles, including small redworms in their encysted stages and large redworms, as well as tapeworms.

horse worming programme and schedule

Assessing a Horse's Parasite Risk Profile

Risk Factors C.A.N.T.E.R 

It is recommended to do a parasite risk assessment before buying a wormer 3

Clinical Background (C)

  • Low Risk: Absence of prior worm-linked gastrointestinal issues.
  • Moderate Risk: Occasional cases of worm-related gastrointestinal problems, possibly along with other health concerns such as PPID.
  • High Risk: Frequent and evident gastrointestinal issues due to worms, often co-occurring with other health conditions, notably PPID.

Age Demographics (A)

  • Low Risk: Age range of 5-15 years, absence of youngstock.
  • Moderate Risk: Age spectrum from 5 years to senior horses, excluding youngstock
  • High Risk: Young horses (1-5 years) and elderly horses with additional health issues.

Horse Population Density (N)

  • Low Risk: Spacious accommodation (over 2 acres per horse)
  • Moderate Risk: Moderate space allocation (1-2 acres per horse).
  • High Risk: Congested living conditions (under 1 acre per horse).

Diagnostic Outcomes (T)

  • Low Risk: Individual horses consistently exhibit low worm egg counts; tapeworm and small redworm antibody results are minimal. Similar low trends observed in herd-level results
  • Moderate Risk: Individual horses show low to medium worm egg counts and antibody results for tapeworm and small redworm. Herd results mirror these findings.
  • High Risk: Elevated worm egg counts in individual horses, with significant tapeworm and small redworm antibody results. Herd data reflects high levels. Presence of wormer resistance confirmed via reduction tests in egg counts.

Environmental Considerations (E)

  • Low Risk: Isolated herd, diligent manure management (biweekly or more), and strict quarantine protocols.
  • Moderate Risk: Infrequent new arrivals, less frequent manure management, and variable quarantine practices.
  • High Risk: Regular herd turnover, irregular or absent manure management, and lack of quarantine protocols.

Risk Assessment (R)

  • We recommend to establish the risk profile by tallying the applicable factors in each category. A higher count in the 'Low Risk' category indicates a lower overall risk factor.

Treatment Schedule

New Horses

When acquiring new horses whose worming history is unclear, it's important to initially isolate them and conduct a Faecal Worm Egg Count (FWEC) test. On their arrival, it's also advisable to either test or administer treatment for tapeworm and encysted small redworm. Subsequently, keep these horses in stables for a minimum of 48 hours. This practice helps prevent the introduction of resistant worms to your facility.

Foals

For foals and youngstock under 3 years old, we recommend a specific worming schedule:

  • At 2-3 months: Treat for large roundworm using Fenbendazole or Pyrantel.
  • At 5 months: Continue treatment for large roundworm, specifically with Fenbendazole.
  • At 6 months: Conduct a Faecal Worm Egg Count (FWEC). If the count is positive for strongyles, use Equest.
  • At 9 months: Focus on primarily strongyles, with the potential for encysted small redworm (ESRW) and tapeworm, using Equest or Equest Pramox.
  • At 12 months: Continue targeting primarily strongyles, considering ESRW and tapeworm. Suitable treatments include Equest or Equest Pramox.

Youngstock

For managing the worming of youngstock, we suggest two main approaches:

  1. Three Annual Treatments:

    • Administer treatments in spring, summer, and autumn.
    • In autumn, consider a larvicidal treatment using Equest or Equest Pramox.
    • Throughout the grazing season, use Faecal Worm Egg Counts (FWECs) to assess the effectiveness of the treatments and determine if additional treatments are needed.
  2. Monitoring and Targeted Treatments:

    • Implement a larvicidal treatment in autumn, using products like Equest or Equest Pramox.
    • Regularly conduct FWECs during the grazing season. This helps monitor the efficacy of the treatments, particularly focusing on the Egg 4  Reappearance Period (ERP) of the last drug used. This approach aids in identifying when additional treatments are necessary.

Most treatments for youngstock will likely be from the macrocyclic lactone group, due to its high effectiveness.

Essential Guidelines for Effective Pasture Management

  1. Consistent Removal of Horse Manure: Aim to clear horse waste from the fields at least bi-weekly. This practice is crucial for maintaining hygiene and health standards in the pasture.

  2. Introduce Mixed Grazing: Incorporate cattle or sheep for grazing alongside horses. This diversification can benefit the pasture's health and soil quality.

  3. Implement Pasture Rotation: Allowing periods of rest for your pasture is vital. This practice enables the grass to recover and grow more robustly.

  4. Harrow and Rest Combination: Pairing harrowing with rest periods aids in rejuvenating the pasture. This method helps in evenly spreading manure and aerating the soil.

  5. Avoid Overcrowding: Be mindful of the number of animals in each paddock. Overstocking can lead to overgrazing, damaging the pasture's health and sustainability.

Encysted Small Redworm

As the leaves fall and temperatures drop, equine health can be at risk from parasitic infections especially encysted small redworm. Worm infestation can be a year-round concern but is especially pertinent as we transition into the colder months. Horses under 5 years old, as well as senior equines over 15 years, are particularly vulnerable due to their less robust immunity. To find out more please see our encysted small redworms in horses information and video with Ben Watson SQP at Hyperdrug and Wendy Talbot of Zoetis UK - National Equine Veterinary Manager - RCVS ECEIM equine internal medicine specialist on Encysted Small Redworm. Buy horse wormers for encysted small redworm licensed in the UK. Moxidectin-based wormers Equest or Pramox, are suitable for this time of year, as they cover encysted redworm which is a colder weather and winter concern, a wormer such as Equest Pramox, also treats tapeworm and is fully licensed for use in breeding, pregnant, and lactating mares. The Panacur 5 day course, also effectively manages encysted redworm but there is widespread benzimidazole resistance of the active ingredient, and does not treat for tapeworm if required.

Tapeworm

Tapeworm affects up to 69% of horses in the UK and can be treated at any time of year, but most commonly in autumn and spring. Single dose wormers are often preferred during this time and more effective than double dose treatments, which may only target two species of tapeworm. Combination horse wormers containing ivermectin or moxidectin can address multiple parasites, including the three species of tapeworm, unlike double dosing with pyrantel embonate that will only treat one. To test your horse for tapeworm, consider the Equisal tapeworm test kit.

Grazing Season Routine

While Ivermectin wormers are effective against bots and some redworm stages, they don’t target encysted redworms, which are a particular concern in colder weather. Considering the change of season, we recommend worm egg count testing to help identify the most suitable wormer for your horse at this time of year.

Understanding Faecal Worm Egg Counts (FWECs) in Equine Care

Faecal Worm Egg Counts, worm egg count testing commonly referred to as FWECs, are tests that determine the quantity of worm eggs present in a horse's faeces. This measure provides an insight into the extent of a horse's internal worm infestation and its potential impact on contaminating pastures.

Optimal Timing for FWEC Testing

  1. Seasonal Testing: In the warmer months of spring and summer, FWECs are particularly useful for determining the need for deworming treatments, especially against redworms.

  2. Testing Frequency: The ideal frequency for FWECs can vary based on each horse's unique situation. Generally, conducting these tests every two to three months is a recommended starting point.

  3. Action Threshold: If a FWEC reveals more than 200 eggs per gram in the horse's dung, veterinary advice and treatment are usually suggested to manage the worm burden effectively

Overview of the Antibody Test for Horses

The antibody test, conducted through blood or saliva samples, is designed to detect exposure to tapeworms by assessing the levels of antibodies present. Additionally, this test can be employed to identify small redworm infections, including Encysted Small Redworm (ESRW).

Interpreting Test Outcomes

The course of action following your horse's FWEC or antibody test hinges on the results. Based on these findings, you might receive recommendations to either administer specific treatments or schedule a re-test at a later date to monitor the horse's health status.

Finding Your Horse's Weight

Accurate dosing of wormers is crucial to prevent resistance and ensure effective treatment. Determining your horse's weight is the first step. Use our weight measure tape for an accurate measure, which helps in calculating the correct dosage of wormers.

Further Horse Wormer Guidance

For tailored advice on the best worming strategies this season, please contact us on 01833 641112 or email sales@hyperdrug.co.uk and one of our pharmacists or veterinary sqps can offer expert advice on horse wormers, as well as worming foals and donkey wormers.

A complete range of horse wormers including single dose and yard packs. Remember encysted small redworm should always be treated in the colder months.

In addition to horse wormers, we also provide canine and feline wormers, ensuring all your pets are protected from parasitic threats as we head into winter.

Many thanks to Dr Wendy Talbot RCVS ECEIM equine internal medicine specialist for helpiing Ben Watson, and team of Hyperdrug produce this expert guidance.

References and Further Information

  1. American Association of Equine Practitioners (2019), "Parasite Control Guidelines."
  2. Austin Davis Biologics, available at www.austindavis.co.uk.
  3. Canter for Horses, accessible at www.canterforhorses.org.uk.
  4. Nielsen, M. (2016), "Proceedings of the ECEIM Congress."
  5. Matthews, J.B. (2017), "Veterinary Times," February 27th edition.