Horse & Country TV

Friday, 26th February 2016

Discover the latest about worming horses with top TV programme

London, UK, 23 February 2016 – Horse & Country TV’s informative Vet Essentials episode on worm control in horses is being aired again this spring. Watching it is an easy and entertaining way to learn everything you need to know about worming your horse to keep him healthy.

The programme, brought to you in association with animal health company, Zoetis, follows presenter Jenny Rudall on her mission to explore every aspect of worming horses, including how to tackle encysted small redworm. Jenny talks to vet Ben Gaskell from Minster Vets for the low down on worm control, before heading off to the Moredun Research Institute in Scotland to meet parasitology experts Jacqui Matthews and Thomas Tzelos to find out more about the role of faecal worm egg counts, the damage that can be caused by worm burdens and the growing problem of resistance.

Zoetis vet Wendy Talbot says: “The programme should be a big help to horse owners. It will help them to understand all the important aspects of worming horses, specifically about the threat of encysted small redworm at this time of year. This, in turn, should help them to protect their horses against this potentially fatal parasite.”

The programme will be screened from 19th February until 26th March 2016 on Horse & Country TV (Sky Channel 253). Help spread the word to your horse owning friends by email, via your Facebook page and by word of mouth.

Every horse should receive an annual treatment to combat encysted small redworm, ideally during November/December and certainly before the spring arrives.1,2 There are only two active ingredients licensed to treat for encysted small redworm: a single dose of moxidectin, or a five-day course of fenbendazole. Resistance to fenbendazole is now widespread in the UK so a resistance test is recommended before using it.1,3

Further information is available from: Zoetis UK Ltd, Walton Oaks, Dorking Road, Walton-on- the-Hill, Tadworth, Surrey KT20 7NS Customer Support: 0845 3008034, www.zoetis.co.uk.

Use medicines responsibly: www.noah.co.uk/responsible/

References

1.Matthews (2008) Equine Veterinary Education., P552-560

2.Matthews (2105) Proc. London Vet Show. P157

3.Nielsen (2012) Veterinary Paristology. 185. 32-44

About Zoetis

Zoetis (zô-EH-tis) is the leading animal health company, dedicated to supporting its customers and their businesses. Building on more than 60 years of experience in animal health, Zoetis discovers, develops, manufactures and markets veterinary vaccines and medicines, complemented by diagnostic products and genetic tests and supported by a range of services. In 2014, the company generated annual revenue of $4.8 billion. With approximately 10,000 employees worldwide at the beginning of 2015, Zoetis serves veterinarians, livestock producers and people who raise and care for farm and companion animals with sales of its products in 120 countries. For more information, visit www.zoetis.com.

Zoetis UK Ltd, Walton Oaks, Dorking Road, Walton-on-the-Hill, Tadworth, Surrey KT20 7NS