Errors in horse deworming
About dangerous parasites that can threaten the health of horses!
A negative fecal sample is not sure proof of no worms in the body. Tapeworms, for example, are not regularly excreted and are thus not detected with every fecal sample. Even in highly wormed horses, it is possible that no worm egg is found in their feces. At the onset of parasitosis every horse will look healthy. Dramatic, however, are late effects and sequelae such as colic, intestinal damage, loss of performance and development, etc. Unfortunately, sequelae of chronic parasite infestations are always underestimated! No horse should be exposed to the dangers of a chronic parasite infestation. Even a responsible deworming 9 | 10 program will never achieve complete freedom from worms. The goal of modern deworming is to keep the worm burden in the horse as low as possible so that it does not lead to chronic disease, reduced performance or even death.
We thus recommend as follows:
Deworm your horse of any age and any type of husbandry 3 to 4 times a year with appropriate preparations. Your horse will be most grateful to you.