Spring and summer bring plenty of grass and grazing opportunities. But that warm weather and growth can also mean parasites making their way into your horse’s digestive tract, causing inflammation, a nutrient decrease, and more. We met up with Coastal horse expert Miranda Dickson to review some worming basics and how to minimize your horse’s exposure to these ever-present pests.
Farm Management is the Key
To help reduce parasites, combine anthelmintic (worming) treatments along with pasture management. By using paddocks to limit one horse to a specific area of pasture, rotating fields, as well as avoiding feeding in groups you can minimize exposure.
Be sure to review our article The How and When of Horse Worming for more about farm management as well as performing a fecal egg count, and establishing a proper dosage and worming schedule
Coastal 101: Horse Worming
Miranda shares some of the basics of worming in this Coastal 101 video.
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Coastal Knows Worming
When you’re ready to worm your own equine, be sure to stop by your Northwest owned and operated Coastal for all of the best brands of paste as well as pelleted feed daily wormers. While you’re there, check out the outdoor department for everything you’ll need to enjoy the summer months ahead.