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Minimising risk

There are steps you can take to minimise the risk of intestinal parasites.

  • Consider cross-grazing with cattle or sheep if practical to do so
  • Feed horses off the ground
  • Minimise stocking rates
  • Drenching with an effective wormer2
  • Limit pasture reinfestation by removing manure regularly 2
  • Protect young horses by cleaning and disinfecting foaling boxes and stables and keeping young horses in low-worm pastures – segregate your horses by age, if necessary2
  • Monitor the amount of worms in your horse’s dung – your vet can use a worm test to find out if your worming control programme is effective or not2


References:

 2. Robinson S. Worm control in horses. PrimeFact 976, February 2010. NSW Government Department of Industry and Investment. www.industry.nsw.gov.au