Each donkey is de-wormed every 10 to 12 weeks depending on the weather and pasture conditions to ensure acceptable worm control. New donkeys are always de-wormed on their arrival, and each week thereafter for 2 to 3 weeks.
Although the worming pastes can often be purchased in bulk at a discount, they are still expensive. Worm egg counts are taken at random when we feel it is necessary. Excessive worm burdens cause ill health and excessive numbers may cause death.
Donkeys are also de-loused on arrival and as necessary during their time in Quarantine. All donkeys are de-loused as necessary during winter months. (Lice are seasonal and usually infect donkeys during the cooler winter months.)