Welcome to Tyrrells Equine Clinic based in North Hertfordshire
Welcome to Tyrrells Equine Clinic based in North Hertfordshire
Welcome to Tyrrells Equine Clinic based in North Hertfordshire

Worm Egg Counts and Worming 

We are pleased to be able to offer worm egg counts and worming advice from our experienced staff as one of our services.

Historically drug manufacturers have encouraged the routine use of wormers every 8 -12 weeks however this blanket approach results in wormers being administered to those horse who do not have a worm burden and leads to wormers becoming ineffective. Typically only 1 in 5 horses will need assistance with managing their worm burden and therefore worming is often not necessary.

Worm egg counting is the process of preparing a small amount of faeces which is examined under the microscope. The number of worm eggs in a sample gives a general indication of the number of adult worms present in the gut.  Using this information and taking into account other factors such a horses previous worming history and their current management an informed decision can then be made about the about the need to worm and the most appropriate active ingredient to use. This approach is known as targeted worming.

The cost of a worm egg count is £7.00 inc. VAT or £6.50 inc. VAT when 10 or more horses are tested at once. Samples can be dropped into the clinic for testing or passed to a vet whilst out on their calls. When submitting a sample please ensure it is as fresh as possible and take small pinches from several faecal balls to the equivalent of 1 faecal ball.

Some worm eggs such as tape worm and pin worm eggs often do not show up in a worm egg count however in instances where these are likely to be issue additional tests are available to detect for worm burdens. There is currently no test available to detect worms that are in the encysted stage of their life cycle however a good targeted worming strategy will take this into account. We normally recommend worming once yearly with as a minimum with an appropriate product for worms in their encysted stages.

For more information on worming please see our factsheet or contact the office on 01763 287744 / office@tyrrellsequine.co.uk

What our clients say

With a yard of competition horses we have great confidence in the team at Tyrrells who are only ever a phone call away. Nothing is too much trouble and they are always a welcoming and happy to discuss our horse’s needs. With event, show and retired horses we highly recommend Tyrrells Equine Clinic. Hayley and Gwen WardHDW Eventing
Jason has been Contessa Riding Centre's vet since he moved into area. The team are all very good with the horses, giving us detailed information on any issues we may have, coming out quickly in an emergency, understanding our feelings etc. I would highly recommend the practice. Tina LaytonProprietor at Contessa Riding Centre - www.contessariding.co.uk
Professional, reliable and friendly. Keeping our yard of event horses at the peak of their performance with cutting edge technology for a prompt and accurate diagnosis and treatment! Alex GreatorexEvent Rider and Equine Manual Manipulation Therapist
I have used Jason and his practice for 15 years. Jason, Juliette, Lauren and Charlotte are all excellent and provide a personal and caring service. They have a great team in the office who are efficient and helpful. I cannot recommend Tyrrells Equine highly enough. John JenkinsRace Horse Trainer - www.johnjenkinsracing.co.uk
Tyrrells Equine is absolutely the best veterinary practice in our area of Cambridgeshire. Nothing is too much trouble, they are prompt to deal with any equine problems, and show the utmost professionalism at all times. Sally HainesLeisure Horse Owner
I have used Tyrrells for 15 years and always found the team to be very helpful, especially with the issues a couple of my horses have had over the years. I wouldn't use anyone else. Christine BoumaLeisure Horse Owner
The vets are knowledgeable, friendly, realistic to the owners specific needs, always prepared to take the time to explain the issues, and always have time to give the equine in question a bit of fuss! Claire WindsorLeisure Horse Owner
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