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​Worms & Your Dog

29 Jul 2021

Dogs can easily pick up worms without the owner even realising – it is important that these parasites are not ignored simply because you do not realise your animal has become infected. The most common types of worm to affect dogs in the UK are roundworm, hookworm, tapeworm and whipworm. These species of worm not only cause issues for pets, they can also pass disease to humans so it is vital they do not go untreated.

Why do I still see fleas after my animal has been treated for them?

24 Jul 2021

Often even after treating with a suitable flea treatment you will still see flea’s on your animal. However, this does not mean that the treatment has not worked or that the fleas are immune – the reasons are fairly simple

Tackling Sweet Itch in Horses

19 Jul 2021

Sweet Itch is a common issue for horses and the incessant itching it causes can lead horses to self-harm.

Encysted small redworm and the dangers to your horse.

16 Jul 2021

Encysted stages of small redworm are one of the most dangerous parasite threats to horses, yet almost 1 in 5 horse owners have never even heard of them[i]. The parasite is picked up while the horse grazes and will then burrow into the gut wall to form a cyst (encysted stage). This can lead to potentially serious problems such as diarrhoea and if the burden is large enough even fatal colic.

Bot Fly Larvae & Horses

16 Jul 2021

Bots, the insect larvae of the bot fly, are common parasites found within the stomach of horses. Unfortunately an infestation of bot fly larvae will not show up in a faecal worm egg count, so it is difficult to know whether or not your horse is affected.