Join us for an interactive evening discussing targeted worming on Tuesday 12th September

Modern Targeted Worming
What you NEED to know…

During the evening we will discuss emerging resistance to wormers, what worm-egg-counts and tapeworm ELISAs actually tell us, how to perform them correctly, why expert interpretation is so important, and why they are the cornerstone to slowing down resistance and therefore protecting our horses’ health long-term. Sadly, we still see serious cases of worm-disease every year even in horses with very dedicated owners who believe they are worming safely, due to misunderstandings and misinterpreted worm egg counts. We are really passionate about educating horse-owners to prevent this from ever happening to any of you and hope you will join us for a light-hearted but educational evening.

Tuesday 12th September, 7.30PM
High Corner Inn, Linwood, BH24 3QY
Tickets FREE – email info@NFEV.co.uk
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New Forest Equine Vets Services Price List 2017

NFEV Price List 2017

Services

Price (£)

Visit

15-35

Standard Consultation

35

Flu and tetanus vaccination

30

Flu vaccination

28

Tetanus vaccination

20

Dentistry: detailed oral exam and routine rasp including sedation & dental chart

69

Dentistry: periodontal disease flush and debride x1

40

Dentistry: clean out and flush per diastema

10

Microchip

24

Passport including ID certificate

55

ID certificate

30

Pony castration including all drugs

150

Horse castration including all drugs

180

Prescription

20

Prices inclusive of VAT

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DEADLY WORM INFECTIONS: MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT WORM EGG COUNTS

Redworm larvae

We are starting to see cases of red-worm disease this year; early signs can be subtle and easily attributed to less serious conditions, until a sudden onset of life-threatening disease can occur, which is deadly in up to 50% of horses.

High redworm burdens can cause symptoms including gradual weight loss, colic, diarrhoea, and general poor condition. Sudden re-emergence of large numbers (i.e. several million parasites) causes severe symptoms such as serious colitis (diarrhoea which leads to dehydration), sudden weight loss, oedema (swelling under belly/sheath/legs)
Swollen sheath

Every year we see horses die from redworm, even though owners believe they have wormed adequately. So why are we still seeing significant disease?

MOXIDECTIN is the only wormer that effectively treats encysted (hibernating) redworm, and we recommend giving it to healthy adult horses, at the correct dose, in late Autumn-Winter before any encysted larvae emerge. Ivermectin & Pyrantel are not effective treatments.

WORM EGG COUNTS (WEC) DO NOT MEASURE WORM BURDEN. They measure an individual’s contribution to pasture-contamination and are a way of managing wormer-resistance. They identify low egg-shedders which are left untreated, allowing eggs that have not been exposed to wormer selection-pressure to dilute resistant worms on pasture.

WORM EGG COUNTS DO NOT

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Interactive worm egg counts performed stable side using our new microscope!

We were the very first equine veterinary practice to purchase the amazing iolight portable microscope, allowing us to provide an expert, interactive worming service stable side.

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The first picture New Forest Equine Vets took of an equine faecal parasite egg (strongyle) with their new ioLight portable microscope (www.crowdcube.com/iolight). They use the microscope to count eggs in a sample of faeces, and so determine if the horse needs treatment or not. — with New Forest Equine Vets.

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