Wormabit – for use giving horses and ponies wormers, veterinary syringe-based sedatives, calmers, electrolytes and energy boosting syringes
March 12th, 2018
Do you need stress-free syringing? Are you looking for a horse worming bit like the Wormabit?
For many pony owners, administering anything through a syringe – particularly worming products – can be a battle.
Having understood the stress and strain associated with this ordeal, Australian company Cornell Pty Ltd, developed Wormabit, to provide an easy to use and safe solution to this age old problem.
Now Wormabit is available in the UK, here on ‘World Wide Tack’.
Importantly, it can also be used for veterinary syringe-based sedatives!
Wormabit can also be used with other products that have to be administered orally, such as calmers, electrolytes and energy boosting syringes.
Wormabit is a durable, completely washable, nylon bit fitted to adjustable webbing straps, complete with a quick release buckle for safety. The bit-like mouth piece is placed in the pony’s mouth, as with a conventional bit, and once in place, the syringe is inserted in to the open end of the mouth piece. With one smooth action, the full dose is delivered to the horse without the usual mess and fuss.
Not only does Wormabit make worming easier and safer, but most importantly, it relieves the stress for your pony or horse. The syringe never has to enter the animal’s mouth – just the nylon bit, which does not feel alien to the pony. The result is a much calmer animal and a much more relaxed handler – leading to a safer, quicker and simpler method of administering once-dreaded worming pastes.
This makes Wormabit a vital piece of equipment for all horse and pony owners, competition riders, large yards and equestrian centres. Priced £24.84.
The following is a sample worming calendar for use within a regular dosing programme – but please seek advice from a vet or other expert for advice tailored to your horse or pony. If you’re interested in using regular worm counts to monitor adult redworm and roundworm burdens in horses, or want info on how the EquiSal saliva test detects tapeworm, visit ‘Westgate Labs.’
Feb/March: Target large and small redworms with a single dose of a routine wormer from one of the main chemical groups: benzimidazoles, pyrimidines and macrocyclic lactones.
April: Target roundworms and tapeworms with a combined dose of ivermectin and praziquantel or a double double dose of pyrantel.
May to August: Target large and small redworms during the grazing period with a single dose of a routine wormer from one of the main chemical groups. Follow the manufacturers’ recommended dosing intervals.
October: Target roundworms and tapeworms with a combined dose of ivermectin and praziquantel or a double double dose of pyrantel.
November – January: Target encysted small redworm larvae with either a five day course of fenbendazole or a single dose of moxidectin – if a single dose of moxidectin is used, this will treat the bots as well. However, if a five day course of fenbendazole is chosen, you will need to additionally target bots during this time period (Nov-Jan) with ivermectin, given at the appropriate dosing interval.