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Horse Worming Guide Wairarapa & Wellington

Download Horse Worming Guide Wairarapa & Wellington Document

We’re starting to see more and more resistance, including the start of Moxidectin resistance – our main tool against life threatening encysted cyathastomes. Please consider changing your worming schedule to one based around faecal egg counts as follows:

Worming guide for the Wairarapa and Wellington areas 

Exceptions:

  • *If you have a very underweight, sick or very high worm count horse that needs a Moxidectin drench, it is safest to do a 5 day course of Panacur 1 – 2 weeks prior to the Moxidectin.
  • When the worming history is unknown for a new arrival, the best quarantine drench is Moxidectin (Equest or Ultramox).
  • Young foals and pregnant mares generally need worming every 6 weeks until 6 months of age, but don’t use Moxidectin (Equest or Ultramox) for this period.
  • Any equine vet will do faecal egg counts for you and make recommendations for timing and type of drench from the results. The typical pattern is that the first year of counts is spent identifying ‘low shedders’ and ‘high shedders’, then in subsequent years the 'low shedders' often can go for even less faecal egg counts and worming, with targeted anthelmintics for the 'high shedders' to reduce the pasture contamination.

Equine Insurance – should I bother?

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FREE Blood test diagnosis for Equine Cushings PPID

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Horse Teeth Checking & Rasping

In the wild, horses don't get their teeth checked and rasped. Why do we need to?
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Stallion Catalogue

Here's the stallion catalogue from our Equine Reproduction Evening.
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What Shall I Do About My Skinny Horse?

What Shall I Do About My Skinny Horse?

This year, more than others, we've been dealing with more underweight animals than usual. There are some common problems and basic guidelines that can be helpful for getting your equine in a good order.
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Stallion Promo at our Reproduction Information Evening

Do you have a Stallion you would like to promote?
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Fancy a foal?

Fancy a foal?

Vet Services Wairarapa Equine Reproduction evening. Everything you need from whoa to go!!
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Early Winter Horse Package

Early Winter Horse Package

As we head into the cold winter months, it's important to consider a few ways you can help your horse keep condition and stay healthy.
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Vet Services Wairarapa Equine Information Evening

Vet Services Wairarapa Equine Information Evening

An informative and entertaining evening discussing topics relevant to this time of the year.
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