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Worming your horses and ponies is an essential part of their healthcare management.

Parasitic worms live in the intestines of horses and ponies. Small numbers of worms can be tolerated, causing no effect on well being. Larger worm burdens can cause a range of problems including ill thrift, diarrhoea, colic and death. Pasture management and drug administration assist the horse’s immune system in keeping the intestinal
population of worms under control. The immune response to worms is better in some horses and ponies than others and as such some are more susceptible to worm infestation.

We recommend reading the following:

Parasites and worming – Massey University

Parasite Control – Massey University

 

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