Equine Parasite Resistance and Strategic Deworming

Has your horse gotten a fecal test lately?

A fecal egg count is a test used to gauge the presence of strongyle or ascarid eggs in a small amount of feces. This examination is the most straightforward way to identify the specific classification of parasite. Afterwards, a proper targeted method of treatment will be tailored specifically to your equines needs.

Signs your equine may have worms:

  • loss of weight
  • rough or dull coat
  • diarrhea or constipation
  • colic

“But I wormed my horse last month!”

Each de-wormer is specifically designed to treat for a select species of parasite. Therefore, you may not have de-wormed for the parasite your horse currently has. Be sure to change the type of treatment as parasites can gain a resistance. Having a basic rotation of wormers is necessary in order to avoiding resistance. Prevention is key!

It’s as simple as dropping off a small fecal sample at our office. No appointment with the veterinarian necessary.

We have a wormer schedule available in the office upon request.