The horse world needs your help: how to act and why
LIFE IN YOUR horse’s paddock may look the same, but beneath the tufts of grass, it’s a different story. Worms, which once upon a time could be easily outwitted by a dose of wormer, are becoming increasingly resistant to the drugs that are currently available. Without effective wormers — and with no new ones on the horizon — the future for protecting horses against worms and the problems they can cause (including colic, weight loss and diarrhoea) is uncertain. Horse owners are in a prime position to slow down wormer resistance, but action is needed now to safeguard drugs for generations to come.