Rotational worming - dosing horses with different classes of worming active ingredients in rotation is often recommended for controlling worms. The theory is by using all of the available useful worming drug classes in Australia, the benefits are a maximally effective program.
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The two worming drug classes available in Australia for horses are ‘mectin’ and ‘BZ’ classes. Because these are limited, it is thought using both classes helps preserve their effectiveness – BZ may not be effective on worm type-A, but the next rotation means using mectin, which may be effective on worm-type A.
In Australia, common mectin based wormers include: Equimax, Equimex, Evolve, Ammo, Eraquell, MecWorma, Imax Gold, Equitak Excel, Promectin and Noromectin.
Evolve and MecWorma are the ONLY products made in Australia and owned by Australian companies.
Common BZ wormers here in Australian include Revolve, Strategy T, Ammo Rotational, Fensolve, Panacur & Worma. Revolve and Worma are the only two Australian made & owned products.
In addition an mectin wormer with the wormer drug praziquantel controls more species and stages of equine parasites than any other equine wormer. The AAEP (American Association of Equine Practitioners) recommends using a wormer that contains an ingredient such as praziquantel, that kills tapeworms at least once a year. Brand names of Mectin/Praziquantal products include Evolve, Equimax, Equest and Gold.
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Several multinational animal pharmaceutical companies have produced worming rotation charts, however they are brand specific, often confusing and many people think swapping from one brand of wormer to another is rotating drug classes – when it is not.
To take the hassle out of rotation, EasyWormer provides rotational worming programs with in-built rotation between mectin/praziquantel wormer Evolve and BZ class wormer Revolve at strategic times throughout the year. You pay only for the wormer at time due, and postage is free for two or more horses. You can read more about our Rotational Worm Control programs here.
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EasyWormer offer programs that include BOTH Wormers and Fecal Egg Counts at timing recommended by the NSW DPI. You can see those programs here
EasyWormer recommends a fecal egg count before and after worming to determine the need for and effectiveness of wormers - the level of resistance (if any) on your property and to consult your veterinarian before undertaking any worming program.