Updated Guidance for Tapeworm Control
Positive EquiSal Results and Resistance
Horse owners are being urged to act now to prevent wormer resistance to tapeworm treatments. The advisory comes after recently published research found a lack of efficacy to both praziquantel and pyrantel, our only licenced treatments for equine tapeworm (Nielsen 2023).
In response to this worrying development, Austin Davis Biologics, who developed the EquiSal saliva test for tapeworm, have issued updated guidance on the use of the test with the aim of putting a bigger emphasis on management to break the lifecycle of this parasite and reducing the reliance on chemicals.