• Pinworm

    13/08/2015

    Over the last year or so there has been an increase in the number of cases of Pinworm reported.

    Pinworm is a type of roundworm found in the large intestines of horses. Its tail tapers into a point, hence the name.

    Although this worm does not cause damage to the internal organs, it can cause terrible itching.

    How to recognise the problem:

    • Hair loss around the tail region
    • Biting of the hindquarters
    • Rubbing of the back end against doors and fences etc
    • Similar signs as ‘sweet itch’ except no irritation around the mane.

    If you suspect, ring your vet for advice.