Westgate Pinworm Test Kit Horses for itching for various reasons, including sweet itching and painful irritation, but repeated tail friction can also be a sign of pinworm (Oxyuris Equi), an irritating little parasite that has been growing in horses in recent years. Although not a serious risk to the health of horses, as with other intestinal worms, pinworms can cause irritation that is sometimes so severe that the horses wrap themselves around the head of the tail. This can lead to skin infections and other problems. Pinworm is confirmed, these parasites can be a permanent problem to get rid of, best responding to treatment with older chemicals such as Pyrantel and Fenbendazole. Combine this with good stable hygiene to prevent reinfection by disinfecting areas where the horse can rub and take oil or a similar horse floor around the rectum area to prevent sticking of eggs.
Westgate Laboratories Pinworm Test Kit
Pinworms live in the intestines and lay eggs outside the body under the horse’s tail. If there is a suspicion of a pinworm problem, it is unlikely that the number of worms will show worm eggs because The pinworms live in the back of the head and lay eggs under the tail outside the body. Instead, use the more reliable Westgate Labs selen tape pinworm sellotape test to identify the problem that is directly available in the laboratory and now also as a retail test kit in addition to worm counting kits. Westgate Pinworm Test Kit
- A clear sticky backtest strip to take the sample for each horse
- A voucher for the laboratory examination of the test strip
- A pre-paid envelope to send the sample to the lab
- Veterinary approved worming advice available free of charge from our friendly team of SQPs.
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