Don't Treat for Encysted Redworm Too Early
Wait for Winter!
We have recently spoken with a number of people recently who either have already, or were planning to treat their horses now, with the winter dose for encysted redworm. This parasitic stage of the small redworm can have fatal consequences so it is important that we tackle it at the appropriate time.
Temperatures are still relatively high for the time of year, so as part of a targeted worm control programme, we are still considered to be in autumn.
Ideally we need to wait for winter to set in before we tackle the possibility of encysted redworm, either with a blood test or by treating with an appropriate wormer.