Some horse worms can have a huge impact on your horse’s health. Encysted small redworm larvae and tapeworms are two parasite infestations which can require veterinary intervention and treatment: treatment which can run into thousands of pounds. Small redworm are the most common and harmful parasite to affect your horse today, over 90% of which can be encysted in your horse’s gut wall. Killing these encysted larvae in the late autumn and early spring, before they emerge and cause potentially fatal intestinal damage is an important part of any worm control programme.
Experts estimate that the horse tapeworm (cestodes) infections are being under diagnosed and that up to 2 out 3 horses in the UK have some level of tapeworm infestation. Tapeworms are responsible for a number of health related problems in horses, ranging from loss of performance and hair loss to diarrhoea, colic, and painful, potentially fatal perforation of the intestine.
Equest Pramox horse wormer controls all stages of small redworm including the harmful and potentially fatal encysted larval stages, as well as other roundworm species, bots and all three species of tapeworm: and all in a single dose. It is the only horse wormer to contain moxidectin, the unique active ingredient in equest and praziquantel, the drug of choice for the control of tapeworm.
In combination with equest horse wormer you can worm your horse comprehensibly in only 4 single doses a year, with no need for double doses or five day courses. Use a single dose of equest pramox horse wormer in the spring and autumn, and a single dose of equest horse wormer in the summer and winter for simple, comprehensive and effective year-round worm control.