Worming horses

Challenge reference: 7049

Notional learning hours  20
Level Level 1
Subject area
Preparing for Adulthood pathway
Vocational area
Learning aim

The learner will be able to demonstrate their knowledge and skills in administering worming treatments to horses.

Learning context

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Learning outcomes

What the learner needs to know, understand or be able to do

The learner will:

  1. Understand equine parasites and the importance of worming.

  2. Be able to identify worming products and dosages and administer wormer safely.

Assessment criteria

What the learner need to demonstrate in order to meet the learning outcome

The learner can:

    • Explain common equine parasites and their impact on a horse's health
    • Describe the importance of regular worming and the potential consequences of untreated parasite infestations
    • Explain the recommended timing and frequency of worming treatments for horses
    • Identify commonly used worming products for horses
    • Determine the appropriate dosage of a worming product based on a horse's weight
    • Demonstrate proper techniques for administering an oral worming treatment to a horse under supervision
    • Explain safety precautions to consider when handling and administering worming medication