Redworm Warning

New data from this year’s National Equine Health Survey has shown almost a third of horse owners are using the wrong wormer or one with widespread resistance issues, when treating horses for encysted small redworm.

The figures are similar to last year’s results and confirm grace misunderstandings still exist about worming, which is risking horse’s health. Severe infestations of encysted small redworm larvae can lead to fatal disease. Horses should be treated in November/December, regardless of faecal worm egg count results, as these tests do not show the presence of encysted small redworm.