Subscribe to our ALL SEASONS service to help following a best practice parasite control programme even easier for busy horse owners! The All Seasons service is a tailor made testing programme designed to take the guess work out of managing this important aspect of horse’s health.
For one simple monthly subscription payment, clients receive a bespoke plan for each horse they sign up and all the tests needed to target the right parasites at the right time of year sent direct to their door. In addition to a regular schedule of worm counts and EquiSal tests for redworm, roundworm and tapeworm, the subscription also covers any incidental tests that might be required for pinworm, lungworm or liverfluke plus resistance tests to check for drug resistance.
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.
As with all Westgate’s services, free veterinary approved follow-up advice from their friendly experts is always available. Not only does the new subscription service help to spread the cost of a parasite control programme it also gives All Seasons peace of mind that any potentially harmful parasite challenges can be identified and dealt with.
The intervals between testing are worked out by our vet Carolyn Cummins MVB Phd MRCVS who says:
“The 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.
“Often it’s hard to tell by looking at a horse whether or not it has a worm burden so it’s incredibly important to keep up regular testing. The All Seasons subscription service is a great cost effective way for horse owners to ensure they have this covered and any potentially harmful parasite challenges can be identified and dealt with.”
Responsible horse owners know that regular monitoring using worm 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.
ALL SEASONS SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE
Everything you need to test your horse for parasites through the year, tailored to your horse.
- £6.50 per month for a healthy adult horse
- £8.50 per month for a young horse up to 4 years old
- £8.50 per month for a high risk horse (inc. veterans and competition horses)
“Invaluable for busy people to ensure top care for your horses. Very efficient service, quick turnaround. Brilliant!”
SUBSCRIBER | LESLEY W.