Please remember it is essential that all horses are wormed for encysted roundworm over the winter.
This applies even if you have had low egg counts throughout the grazing season. Small redworm (cyathostomins) form cysts in the intestine during cold weather. Huge numbers of larvae emerging from these encysted forms in the late winter/early spring can lead to severe damage to the intestinal wall causing diarrhoea, colic and even death in some cases. It is important to select the correct wormer to treat for encysted roundworm as many wormers do not treat encysted forms.
Please call the clinic and speak to one of our vets if you would like to discuss your horse’s worming or if you would like details of our worming programme.
Further worming advice can be found HERE.