Pets should be wormed against roundworm regularly from a young age. Adult pets should be treated regularly against roundworms and tapeworms.
In addition to worming programs, you can also prevent tapeworms by using a flea treatment regularly, as recommended by your vet.
Ensure you disinfect your pet's food and water bowls regularly. You should also ensure your pet's housing is regularly cleaned and disinfected. You should only use a disinfectant that is safe for animals.
In addition to worming, good pasture management is required for grazing animals such as horses, ponies, donkeys and rabbits, to prevent them from eating the larvae and eggs of worms which can be shed in the grass. This may involve removing droppings and rotating which areas your animal has access to.
For rabbits, avoid collecting fresh greens from areas where wild rabbits and rodents have been and if kept outside, place housing in a location where exposure to wild rabbits and rodents is minimised.
Wash your hands thoroughly before you eat and ensure children also do this. Clean up after your pet and dispose of faeces and urine carefully.