Regular monitoring using worm egg counts and tapeworm tests is the cornerstone of a good worming programme to help keep horses healthy and happy, only adding wormers as they are needed. This helps to slow drug resistance as well as being better for the horse and the environment.
The All Seasons Subscription Service makes following a best practice parasite control programme even easier for busy horse owners. As part of your horse's tailor made testing programme we will advise of important updates, latest news and provide helpful guides, all designed to take the guess work out of managing this important aspect of horse health.
Consultant vet to Westgate Labs, Carolyn Cummins MVB Phd MRCVS advises that intervals for testing are recommended based on the worm life cycles we’re testing for, the relative risk of the individual horse and the parasite challenges they might meet in their environment. Unintentionally lengthening this time between testing or treating could easily allow a parasite burden to get out of hand and become a threat to horse health.
Each horse signed up to the All Seasons subscription will therefore receive all the appropriate tests needed to target the right parasites at the right time of year, all sent direct to your door. In addition to a regular schedule of worm counts and EquiSal tests for redworm, roundworm, and tapeworm, other incidental tests that may be required are included such as pinworm, lungworm or liverfluke plus resistance tests to check for drug resistance.
As with all Westgate’s services, free veterinary approved follow-up advice from their friendly experts is always available. With subscriptions starting from £6.50 per calendar month for a total test control programme the All Seasons service is an affordable way to manage parasite control.