Test Your Worming Knowledge
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How much do you know about worming your horse? Test your knowledge and find out.
Worm control is not simply dosing your horse on a regular basis. To be effective, Four Golden Rules need to be followed.
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Question 1 of 10
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What can be a sign of a “wormy” horse?Correct
Correct! This is one of the signs of a “wormy” horse. Other signs can include weight loss, poor coat condition, diarrhoea, anaemia, lethargy.Incorrect
Question 2 of 10
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Name Four Golden Rules of worming created by NorbrookCorrect
Correct. The Golden rules of worming have been designed to make you, the horse owner, aware of the benefits of strategic worming practices.Incorrect
Question 3 of 10
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Testing for worms is important – why?Correct
Correct. All of the answers shown are correct. Testing allows for you to be able to worm your horse more appropriately. Always remember to consider each and every individual horse not a group of horses as 20% of horse population can harbour 80% of the worms.Incorrect
Question 4 of 10
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Which test would you use to identify tapeworms?Correct
Correct. The Equisal saliva test is a home test kit, which you, the horse owner, can perform and send to the labs to be analysed. The ELISA bloods test is performed by the vet.
Both tests show antibody levels from exposure to tapeworm antigen.Incorrect
Question 5 of 10
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These worms don’t usually affect older horses, but they can cause weight loss and diarrhoea in foals, before they have left the stable and without ever having been on pasture…Correct
Correct. The intestinal threadworm (strongyloides westeri) can affect very young foals as the mare, if infected, can release this parasite into her milk around five days after foaling. The larvae are ingested and migrate via the trachea to the lungs before they are swallowed. This worm, although very small, can breed very quickly and large numbers of adult worms can be found within the gut of the foal in just a matter weeks.
Intestinal threadworms infection can cause diarrhoea and loss of weight, symptoms which may not sound too distressing. However, in a foal these minor symptoms can have detrimental effect upon the growth and development of the foal.Incorrect
Question 6 of 10
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What should you do about bot eggs on your horse’s coat?Correct
Correct. This will mean they are removed before the horse can ingest them. Ensure to use a fly spray as this may prevent them from attaching to the horse in the first place.Incorrect
Question 7 of 10
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Which two drugs are effective against tapeworms?Correct
Correct. These are the two ingredients used to combat tapeworms. Praziquantel induces the spastic paralysis of the parasite musculature. Pyrantel can be used but will need a double dose to be effective and this only combats the A.Perfoliata species.Incorrect
Question 8 of 10
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Which wormers are effective against small encysted Redworms?Correct
Correct. These are the two ingredient types used to combat small encysted tapeworms.Incorrect
Question 9 of 10
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What methods are best to use to manage field contamination?Correct
Correct. This means parasites are removed from the field.Incorrect
Incorrect. This would mean parasites are spread across the whole field. Meaning your horse will be infected despite worming methods.
Question 10 of 10
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In order to reduce pasture contamination how often should faeces be removed from pasture?Correct
Correct. This will save your gym membership and help you manage pastures.Incorrect
Incorrect. By this time your fields will be infected with parasites.
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