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Broodmares - Pregnant and Lactating

Intelligent Worming has developed a very special worming program that protects your broodmare and her unborn foal from worm infestation and damage.

We recognise the implications of a foal having zero immunity to worms when they are born and ensure that the foal is not put at any risk.

Register your broodmare now and start her protection befoe, during or after coverage.  It is never too late.

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Case Study One

A broodmare joined Intelligent Worming in her 6th month of gestation.  This was in November and we identified that she had a critically high worm burden.  Both her and her foal are now doing well.

Case Study Two

A foal joined Intelligent Worming at nine months of age.  We identified he was infested with redworm and roundworm before it became fatal.  He is still alive and on Intelligent Worming.

In both of the above cases a worming program was being followed by the owners!!

All wormers used in pregnant and lactating mares should be checked to confirm that the manufacturers have carried out safety studies. 

Eqvalan Duo have not been subject to safety tests in pregnant and lactating mares.

Equest should be used for lactating mares subject to veterinary advice.  This is due to the fact that it is not suitable in foals under 4 months of age.


Mares that are not on an Intelligent Worming Program should be wormed throughout their gestation with the final treatment given four / two weeks prior to foaling.  The mare can pass intestinal threadworms to the suckling foal through the milk or colostrum.


Ensure that all visiting mares and followers are free from significant parasite infection by worming on arrival and taking a dung sample for worm egg count analysis.

Use Equimax on arrival  to use in pregnant and lactating mares to treat against the nematode worms and tapeworm in a single dose.  Follow up with an ivermectin wormer if the mare stays for longer than eight weeks.  This is available from our shop.

Ensure that young horses graze only clean pasture and especially not the paddocks used by the visiting mares.

Use either Equest (if suitable) or Panacur Equine Guard on all mares and youngstock in the autumn.  This will ensure that any encysted worm burden is removed before the winter months.

Use worm egg counts to monitor the worm burden in the resident mares and youngstock.  This will ensure that the worm control is working.

We can work with you in partnership to arrange a full stud worming program and management service.  This will cover resident mares, young stock and stallions as well as incorporating visiting mares.

Please contact our consultants on 01267 241136 if you would like to discuss this or email your requirements.