Worming - Equine - Avondale Vets
Faecal worm egg counts can now be done in house at Avondale Equine costing £8.00 plus vat including full veterinary worming advice. When work load allows we aim to provide you with a result within 24hrs of receiving the sample at our surgery. Wormers for horses can be purchased at very competitive prices compared to internet and agricultural supplier.
We are frequently asked about worming of horses which is confusing due to the number of different companies producing wormers. Firstly, look at the ingredients of the wormer you are considering, the following are some examples.
Moxidectin eg Equest ® worming interval 13 weeks, safe to use on foals from 4 months of age and in pregnant and lactating mares. Effective against a broad spectrum of common worms including all stages of redworm.
Moxidectin + praziquantel eg Pramox® , worming interval 13 weeks, safe to use in foals over 6½ months of age. Effective against a broad spectrum of common worms including redworms and tapeworms. To be used twice a year; Spring and Autumn.
Ivermectin eg. Noromectin®, Eqvalan® worming interval 8-10 weeks, safe to use on foals over 6 weeks of age and in pregant and lactating mares. Effective against a broad spectrum of common worms including redworms (not intramucosal L4 stage- but all other stages or tapeworms). Eqvalan Duo® includes tapeworm treatment, to be used twice a year, Spring and Autumn. Avoid use in stallions and also in foals under 2 months of age. Equimax® includes tapeworm treatment, do not use in foals under 2 weeks of age. Can be used in pregnant and lactating mares and stallions.
Pyrantel e.g. Pyratape P, Strongid -P ®, worming interval 6 weeks, safe to use in foals over 1 month of age and in pregnant and lactating mares. Effective against common worms, but a narrower spectrum than the others. To include the control of tapeworms, the routine dose should be doubled. Please note this is the only wormer which requires the dose to be doubled to be effective against tapeworms, all other wormers stating they treat tapeworms should be used at the recommended dose. A number of people get confused and double the dose of the wormer they are using, please read the instructions on the packaging.
Fenbendazole eg. Panacur ®, worming interval 6-8weeks for Panacur, every 6 months for Panacur Equine Guard ®, safe to use in foals over 2 months of age and in pregnant and lactating mares. Effective against a broad spectrum of common worms including all stages of the redworm (only when given a 5 Day course). Efficacy against encysted redworm stages may be limited.
Praziquantel eg. Equitape®, Embotape® specific treatment for tapeworms. Tapeworms are not a problem in foals below the age of 2 months therefore treatment before this should not be necessary. Adverse effects in pregnant and lactating mares have not been investigated therefore an alternative product should be used
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Avondale Vets - Equine Opening Hours
Farm and Equine
Our normal office hours for the farm and equine departments are 8.30am to 5pm Monday to Friday. The main surgery is open 8am to 7pm Mon-Fri and 8.30am to 12 noon Saturday to collect drugs or make an appointment please telephone 01357 520251.