Equine Worm Counts

by Station House Vets
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by Station House Vets

Autumn is here which means it’s time for the last equine worm egg count of the year along with the tapeworm test.

Why are worm egg counts important?

It is no longer appropriate to just worm horses and ponies on a regular basis without testing.

Each time a wormer is used, the surviving worms are resistant to the drug used. The more you use wormers the more chance there is for resistance to develop in the worm population.

Worm egg counts from your horses faecal samples are important as they confirm whether a wormer is required or not, depending on the level of the egg burden at the time.

Why is a tapeworm test different?

Faecal samples do not measure tapeworms. The tapeworm test works like a blood test but, instead, uses your horses saliva that you collect yourself. The test is scientifically proven to diagnose tapeworm burdens with high accuracy – it tells you if your horse has a burden and whether you need to deworm or not.

The benefits of being on a worm egg plan:

  • discounted rates rather than paying for testing and treatment individually
  • annual one-off charge
  • regular checks determine if your horse needs treating for worms or not
  • reminders sent out by us, so you don’t have to remember when your next sample is due
  • peace of mind you are not under or over worming your horse

Take the hassle out of worrying about worming. Join one of our Equine Worm Egg Count Plans today.
You can join the plans any time of year and you can either sign up online at or call our equine team 01653 618303 to sign up.
Do something positive for your horse, your pasture and the planet!

Visit https://stationhousevets.com/equine-worm-egg-count-plans/ to find out more and to sign up online.

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