Horses can carry a number of different types of worms in their guts. Monitoring a horse’s worm burden and treating cases which have above recommended levels of intestinal parasites is key to maintaining a horse’s good health. A major worm burden can be life-threatening, with potential damage to the gut leading to colic, diarrhoea and other significant on-going problems for the horse, even after the worms have been treated. Young horses tend to be more susceptible to worm-related problems, although horses of all ages can be affected.
Find out what vaccinations your horse needs and when they should be given with Horse & Hound’s expert guide
Lameness is the most common reason for older horses to be put down, so find out when it’s serious and
Ricky Farr MRCVS gives some helpful tips on how to keep your horse’s hooves healthy through the winter with some