Worming programmes that rely on regular doses of wormer chemicals encourage chemical resistance to build up … and because it’s the worms that become resistant to the chemicals rather than the horses, you have to vary the chemicals you use.
However, once you have resistant strains of equne worms on your pasture they can be very hard to get rid of and you have to continually test to make sure your horse or pony has not been infected or re-infected each season.
The 2020 worming pogramme at Newlands aims to address this problem by using feacal worm counts and encouraging regular muck picking.
As both yard and horse owners, we work hard to ensure your horses’ and ponies stay healthy.
Newlands do this by introducing a mandatory worming programme each year that will minimise the risk of parasite infection; and minimise the risk of increasing chemical resistance by reducing the use of chemical wormers.
A targeted worm control programme is better for your horse or pony; it’s better for the pasture and your paddocks; and it benefits the environment. Working together on the same programme usually means it’s more cost effective too.
The following table shows the types of parasites your equine is susceptible to and that can infect your horse or pony based on their age.
- Newlands Worming Programme is designed to keep your horse healthy
- The programme will minimise the need to worm with chemicals
- The programme will reduce chemicals in the pasture
- The programme will minimise the risk of worm resistance
- The horse owner is responsible for the health of the horse
- Newlands is responsible for maintaining a healthy pasture
- Working together we can keep both horses & pasture healthy
- Failure to follow the programme may result in an owner being asked to leave the yard