Take the worry out of worming with one of the most successful veterinary led worming packages in the UK
Research shows that up to 90% of worm treatments may be unnecessary and that over-worming is contributing to the rise of wormer resistance.
At Torch Equine Vets, we’ve prevented over 3500 unnecessary worm treatments in the last five years.
Why do we need to worm?
Worms in excessive numbers cause many gastrointestinal problems in horses, ponies and donkeys. A combination of pasture management, worm egg counts (WECs) and targeted worming will ensure that these worm burdens are kept to a healthy level and minimise the risk of disease.
Worms can cause:
Colic – medical and surgical
Weight loss and severe diarrhoea
Poor growth of youngsters
Blockages in intestinal blood vessels
Hair loss/itching around the tail head
Benefits of the Targeted Worming Programme:
Targeted Worming Programme 2018
This graph demonstrates that around 80% of samples from 2018 were below our treatment threshold of 200 eggs per gram.
Most horses as a result are only wormed once a year.
A complete annual worming solution for adult horses and ponies:
Please note that worm egg counts do not detect encysted redworm larvae, tapeworm or pinworm.
If you are concerned about infection, please contact your vet.
Full membership onto the targeted worming programme is included for all Equine Total Healthcare Plans.
A supplement of £25 is added for horses weighing over 700kg.
Individual worm egg counts are available. Our vets are happy to advise on which wormers should be used at a particular time of year.
Youngsters and pregnant mares require special consideration.
Yard Fee: £67.50 inc. VAT
Full postal scheme £73.95 inc. vat
(<700kg. Discounts available to multiple)
Excellence in practice
The provision of outstanding veterinary care and excellent customer service lies at the heart of what we do. Thanks to our five convenient locations we cover large parts of the south-west. Our reach is wide but our focus remains on offering the highest clinical standards and customer service to our highly valued clients.