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.
Through 2018 & 2019 the worming pogramme at Newlands was rather lax and a little ad-hoc. There are some horses and ponies that have not been wormed for a considerable length of time.
We, as both yard and horse owners, now have to work to correct this and ensure our horses’ and ponies stay healthy.
Newlands are doing this by introducing a mandatory worming programme that will minimise the risk of parasite infection and minimise the risk of chemical resistance by reducing the use of chemical wormers.
A targeted worm control programme is better for your horses & ponies; it’s better for our land and your paddocks and it benefits the environment. It’s usually 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