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Supplement Solutions & Westgate Labs Pinworm Test Kit (Equine)

Supplement Solutions has teamed up with Westgate Labs to ensure that our customers receive the best advice regarding worming their horses. Worming can be so confusing and with the concern about cases of pinworm being on the increase over the last few years, knowing where to start can be a nightmare! With this in mind, the teams at Supplement Solutions and Westgate Labs have produced a fail-safe Pinworm test kit, with accurate test results and friendly advice from our knowledgeable SQP.

For more information on when to worm your horse, please read our "Which Wormer" article, written by our in-house SQP.

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What effort do pinworms have on the horse•?
Fortunately pinworm does not cause a problem to the horse’s digestive system or internal damage like other worms, however infection can cause irritation, sometimes so severe that horses will rub themselves raw around their tail head. This can lead to skin infections and further problems.

What is included in your worm count kit?
  • A clear sticky back test strip to take the sample for each horse

  • An information leaflet

  • A voucher for the laboratory examination of the test strip(s)

  • A pre-paid envelope to send the sample to the lab


What you need to do?
To test for pinworm take a sellotape impression from under the horse’s tail.

1. Collect the sample in the morning, ideally before 9am. Pinworm are most active at night so this will give the best chance of detecting any activity that is present.
2. Take a 4” length of clear sticky tape and press this firmly onto the skin around the anus (not the hair).
3. Fold the tape in half, sticky side to sticky side.
4. Pop the folded piece of tape into the sample bag ensuring this is clearly labelled.
5. Post to Westgate Labs in the prepaid envelope with your completed paperwork selecting how you want to recieve your results.

What happens next?
The sample arrives at Westgate Labs, where it is prepared and examined under the microscope to look for the presence of pinworm eggs. The results are then sent to the SQP at Supplement Solutions, who will determine whether or not your horses need worming. We will then give you a call or send you an email to have a chat about your horse's results.

European Purchases:
Westgate Labs Worm Count Kits can be purchased by European customers but postage back to the UK must be paid by the customer. Ideally, post the sample back on a Monday using the fastest delivery option. Samples will remain valid for 6 days. Include a note stating the day the sample was taken.

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Manufacturer Westgate
Uses A comprehensive Pinworm test kit and worming advise service for horses and ponies
Instructions for use Collect a sample on clear sticky tape and post it - we'll do the rest!
Suitable for use during pregnancy? YES
Complies with Jockey Club/ FEI Rules YES

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At Supplement Solutions, we understand that our customer requirements vary. That's why on checkout, our website will offer you a range of shipping options based on the weight and value of products ordered, allowing you can choose the one that best suits you and your order. Once your order leaves us, you will receive an email confirming the date and method of dispatch.

All UK mainland orders (excluding the Highlands of Scotland) over £75 qualify for free Standard shipping. For all other UK orders, we currently offer STANDARD, PRIORITY & SAMEDAY DISPATCH options, along with delivery via Royal Mail and Parcel Force. Our delivery options are calculated on the weight and value of items ordered. If your order is urgent, please select SAMEDAY DISPATCH and we will do our best to ensure your order is dispatched, and will contact you immediately if we cannot fulfill your order.  We offer several next day options, however, the only Guaranteed Next Day delivery is via Royal Mail Special delivery, so please ensure you select that option. Our cut off time for Urgent/Guaranteed orders is 3pm. However, we will try our best to dispatch any Urgent/Guaranteed orders after this where possible. Please contact us by phone if you have an specific delivery or urgent product request.

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