Animal health company, Zoetis has launched a new campaign to raise awareness of the serious risks of encysted small redworm.

Zoetis vet Wendy Talbot, said, “The short video on www.esrw.co.uk explains the threat of encysted small redworm and how to minimise the risks. Owners can then test their knowledge with the quick quiz and download a leaflet, before discussing the best treatment options with their vet.”

One of the most common and harmful worms found in horses, the encysted small redworms bury into the lining of the gut where they lie dormant. In serious cases they can prove fatal, yet won’t show up on a standard faecal worm egg count.

They need to be treated during late autumn or winter, or may emerge from the gut wall in early spring, causing diarrhoea and colic.

For more information about year-round worm control visit www.wormingyourhorse.info