redworm

Tapeworms are usually treated for twice yearly.The first of these tratments should be in the autumn,usually after the first frosts.Use a combined wormer if you need to treat for roundworms as well(see above) or just Praziquantel if you are only treating for tapeworm.

TOXIC PLANTS.....

As pasture declines horses are more tempted by plants they would not normally graze.most of these have died off or hopefully been removed from pasture and burned ie:Ragwort.What prompted me to write this paragraph is the autumn fall of tree seeds & here I am thinking of Sycamore.These paired seeds which botanists called Samaras fall from the trees in a helicopter fashion.Published papers this year have identified these as strong contenders for the cause of a condition called Atypical Myoglobinuria.Toxins in the seeds if eaten cause muscle damage and this disease may be fatal in up to 85% of affected horses.If you have a horse which is on tree lined pasture and suddenly looks dull and off food with dark urine especially if it is young,call for immediate veterinary help and remove it from the pasture immediately.
Some plants are an ever present danger in the winter.Yew is a very toxic evergreen tree.Tubers of Hemlock can be brought to the surface by ditch cleaning and are very toxic.

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