Westgate Labs has produced a free interactive training course to help owners learn more about equine parasites and ways to protect their horses from worms.
The module, entitled An Introduction to Parasite Control went live today and features fun facts, quizzes and videos to explain about the perils of wormer resistance and how to use worm egg counts and other testing methods to help keep them healthy.
Written for ages 12+, the course should take about 30mins to complete. Everyone is welcome to participate and it’s free to take part. The quiz has been put together in partnership with BETA EquiToolz, a new online training platform for equestrian organisations.
Claire Shand, a director at Westgate Labs and an SQP, wrote the module and said: “These are difficult times and many horse owners have had their usual horsy activities curtailed. We’ve heard of lots of parents who are feeling the strain of home educating and all of us are looking for constructive things to do while staying at home.
“We hope this is something a bit different, enjoyable and educational for people to have a go at online that will ultimately benefit horses. Worms and parasites sound a bit icky at the outset but if you can get over feeling squeamish then the way they live in and alongside our horses is fascinating!”
Westgate Labs has announced that everyone who finishes the course receives a certificate and those who complete before May 31, can opt in to a free prize draw to win a 4Count PLUS Season pack of test kits for one horse (which has a recommended retail price of £69.99).
To access the course, click HERE.