Horses and ponies are subject to a number of different gut worms. Historically these have been treated and prevented with routine worming doses at set intervals through the year.
Due to concerns over the emergence of worms becoming resistant to medication, the modern approach is to use faecal worm egg testing to judge whether worming is appropriate before treatment.
This simple, cost effective, process involves dropping a fresh faecal sample into the vets for testing and allows you and your vet to plan a tailor made worm prevention strategy for your animals.
If your horse or pony is stabled at a shared yard then this testing can be coordinated. Please contact the practice to speak to one of our vets for further advice.