Is it safe?
The selective deworming with dworm is based on the recommendations of the Vetsuisse Faculty. The limit for treating is set very low at 200 EPG and designed to be safe. The following points should be observed so that there are no unpleasant surprises:
- All horses from the same farm should be included in the concept.
- The vet must know the herd and recommend selective deworming. Not all farms are equally suited for selective deworming.
- Young horses under the age of 4 are not yet suited for selective deworming. They are dewormed regularly.
- In the first year of examination, 4 dung samples are analysed and in the subsequent years at least 2.
- At the end of the year, before putting them into the stables, all animals are treated against roundworms and tapeworms.
- Once a year, the presence of large strongyloides should be checked at herd level (ask your vet).
- Only freshly-collected dung may be used and this must be immediately brought to the post office before midday. If necessary, the dung can be kept overnight in a refrigerator.