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WORMS

GETTING A GRIP ON WORMS AND WORMERS -   26/8/19

In the local saddlery shop I got chatting with another customer as we were reading the various instructions on wormers.  It was then that I realised just how little I knew about worms and resistance. Pony club taught me all about Bots but little about cyathostomins (small strongyles), they were not considered important pathogens at that time but this situation has changed and currently, cyathostomins (small strongyles), are recognized as a primary equine parasite pathogen. Ascarids (Parascaris spp) are the most important parasite in foals and weanlings. Anoplocephala perfoliata has been recognized as a cause of ileal colic in the horse.

I knew little about these worms and the wormers that were effective against them other than knowing that there was resistance to BZ wormers and that picking up the manure in the paddocks was part of managing worms.

So, I set about researching the charming subject of equine worms and wormers. Perhaps the most startling revelation was that small Strongyles can encyst in the intestinal wall for several months, protecting themselves against many worming treatments.

I was also alarmed at the limitations with Faecal Egg Count tests- they cannot measure encysted stages of parasites, nor those parasites that don’t shed eggs in manure. Worm tests detects the presence of egg-laying adult worms in the horse. It cannot detect larvae and immature stages of worms. faecal egg counts (FECs) underestimate the true parasite burden when larval populations predominate and luminal adult burdens are low

The attached Excel spreadsheet summarises my research.

LINK TO - THE WORMER SPREADSHEET by Horses Mouth- Excel spreadsheet

 

LINK : 

https://aaep.org/sites/default/files/Guidelines/AAEPParasiteControlGuidelines_0.pdf

AAEP PARASITE CONTROL GUIDELINES

Commonly used strategies for parasite control in adult horses are based largely on knowledge

and concepts that are more than 40 years old. However, much has changed over this time

necessitating a re-examination of recommendations for parasite control.

 

MORE WORMY LINKS :

WORMS VS. DRUGS: THE FUNDAMENTALS

Research over the past 10 years has confirmed that indiscriminate deworming leads to selection for worms resistant to common deworming compounds

https://horsesidevetguide.com/drv/Topic/413/worms-vs-drugs-the-fundamentals/?utm_content=buffer24f30&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer&fbclid=IwAR3YiiifDczF6tvKc5EGbeVbvNOzk1cNqT85wu3BMswJOsU4eHapobj-JPY

CAN EQUINE FECAL EGG COUNTS REVEAL ACCURATE PARASITE BURDENS?  7/11/2018

https://www.thehaypillow.com/blog/can-equine-fecal-egg-counts-reveal-accurate-parasite-burdens?fbclid=IwAR3IDOaCtIyqDCkp-F0FniImiRreiJrfW_L-lrKgURVWikV8qIZLclB6qjY

FEED -NUTRITION DICTIONARY Excel spreadsheet

NUTRITION  SPREADSHEET by Horses Mouth

AUSTRALIAN EQUINE UNIFICATION SCHEME

A SENATE INQUIRY IS BEING CONDUCTED ON THE FEASIBILITY OF HORSE TRACEABILITY IN AUSTRALIA.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/australianequineunificationscheme/permalink/2374762659270246/

IS SHEATH CLEANING NECESSARY?  OCT 2017

Can you skip the dirty job of sheath cleaning?

https://practicalhorsemanmag.com/health-archive/sheath-cleaning-necessary-25827?fbclid=IwAR1FmeApKnLkOCrIdGrUO76NgJJJWqz18ZU4rEYeuBO5vzawPqEZ6YC5laY

INGUINAL GELDING SCAR MANIPULATION. 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1390547351239868/permalink/2156231514671444/

PERGOLIDE NOW PRECEND FOR CUSHINGS. IR 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1390547351239868/permalink/2155581284736467/

EVALUATION OF THE COOLING EFFICACY OF DIFFERENT EQUINE LEG COOLING METHODS

http://www.eurodressage.com/2019/07/28/evaluation-cooling-efficacy-different-equine-leg-cooling-methods?fbclid=IwAR3WSSgXVZGq8dFm8h5i5h5-FIIxud8CF8r3tbtcHLydsbJxo_mDAnqUoRg

https://www.wageningenacademic.com/doi/abs/10.3920/CEP180052?journalCode=cep

HELMET FLY SCREEN

Personally I can't stand fly spray on my skin, it stings my eyes and makes me sneeze and rarely works but I hate flys even more when I am riding. This tip is only for those of you who aren't fashion conscious and hate flys.

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What you are looking at is my helmet with a commercially available fly net over the top. I've used self stick velcro on both the fly net and helmet to keep it in place and it works a treat, looks pretty odd though. These nets are available in lots of places like camping, army disposals and dollar shops.

RUG STORAGE 

You may already have thought of this one: I use metal patio boxes for my rug storage. They are large, vermin proof , lockable and sturdy. This one came from Bunnings

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