How tapeworms affect your horse and what to do about them

Most horses in the UK have some level of worm infection, but how we manage their parasite challenge is critical to health and performance. Gone are the days of routinely administering dewormers and hoping for the best. That strategy has caused widespread resistance in worms – meaning that worms are able to survive the killing effects of dewormers and persist after treatment, which can lead to disease and in worst cases, death. To reduce the risk of further resistance occurring, we need to ensure that dewormers are only used when they are genuinely needed.

In Dr Corrine Austin’s article in our March edition she will help you with strategies for managing tapeworm infections in horses