A broad range of risk factors influence your horse’s susceptibility to parasite infection. These can be easily remembered using the CANTER acronym: Clinical history, Age Profile, Number of horses, Test results, Environment to give an overall parasite Risk profile.
You can assess your horse’s parasite risk profile using our quick, easy to follow table. This will categorise them into LOW, MEDIUM and HIGH risk from parasite infection. Having an indication of your horse’s parasite risk profile will give you useful information to discuss with your prescriber and help you to develop an ongoing parasite control plan for the horses in your care. Remember that low risk does not mean no risk!
To encourage you to take these simple steps for the health of your horse we’ve £100 of Love2Shop vouchers up for grabs! Simply complete your risk profile assessment before 2nd May 2023 and click on the link below to enter. Good luck!
Click on the image below to view a bigger version and assess which column you would place your horse(s) in for each risk factor. Try to be realistic; there’s no blame in having a horse in a higher risk category. Being honest will help you to put measures in place to protect their health. These steps include testing more regularly and looking for ways to break the parasite lifecycle with management like increasing your poo picking. Ask your prescriber – your vet, pharmacist or SQP – for more information.