How it works
Once you sign up to our Worming Plan, you will get a call from one of our Equine nurses who have trained as SQPs (Suitably Qualified Persons to deliver worming advice and dispense wormers) to discuss your horse’s individual yard circumstances and to help tailor a program that suits yourselves.
After this we send you a pack with a year’s supply of consumables. This will include your winter wormer, sample containers for the worm egg counts and tapeworm tests as well as gloves, plastic bags, submission forms and pre-paid envelopes. All you then need to do is post back your horse’s faecal samples to our Freepost address at Somerford Park Farm at the correct strategic time of year. Between May and July you would send the Equisal saliva test to an external laboratory with the provided envelope.
Once we have analysed the samples, we will call you with the results. You will receive worming advice based on your own individual circumstances from one of our vets or nurses.
The price for the yearly Worming Pllan is £90 for all horses under 700kg in weight, with a 10% discount for subsequent horses owned by the same person. We will provide additional round wormers free of charge on this scheme. There is a £25 supplement for horses over 700kg.
Worm egg counts
We use standard Macmaster lab tests to identify worm eggs within your horse’s droppings. This is the best method to detect large roundworm eggs. It doesn’t detect pinworms, tapeworms or small redworms. We ask you to send us your horse’s droppings to our lab and we will call you once the sample has been analysed.