St Davids Equine Services
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Poop In The Post

Janie, our head nurse, has started a new service for our clients horses: Poop in the Post!! This is a Postal Worm Egg Count Service designed to help you monitor your horse’s worm status throughout the year. This will allow you to worm your horse when your horse has a known worm problem rather than using regular worming treatments.

Free Veterinary Advice
We advise that faecal worm egg counts should be carried out every 3 months in March, June and September and depending on the results we will advise you whether or not your horse needs worming and which wormers are appropriate for the worm burden noted.

Free post and packing is included
If you request a worm egg count on this scheme, we will send you a free collection kit with full instructions and everything you need to take the sample and to return it.

Worm egg counts are a reliable way of diagnosing adult roundworm infestation but unfortunately looking for tapeworm eggs or redworm larvae in faeces is not a reliable way to diagnose these problems. Because of this we will recommend two strategic worming treatments during the year to take account of these specific threats.

Free Reminders by text or email
Once you are on the programme we will contact you 2 weeks before the next worm egg count (or strategic worming treatment) is required. We will remind you by text, phone, post or email (whichever method you prefer). If you decide to go ahead with an egg count we can send you out a kit by post, you can come in to the practice to collect one, or if the vets are with you they will all have them in their cars, all you have to do is ask.

Now the all important question.......................... How much is it?

It is £10 + VAT for each sample.

For further information, please contact Janie or Arianne in our equine office.

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