Controlling Parasites in Your Horse

How many parasites are lurking in your pasture?

How many parasites are lurking in your pasture?

Your pasture could be a parasite minefield. Fecal egg count tests are a great way to identify the type and number of parasites that may be lurking inside your horse but what happens to all the parasites your horse is shedding onto your pasture? This blog describes how to calculate how many parasites are on your pasture and what you can do to control them.

How to find out if your horse's dewormer is working

How to find out if your horse's dewormer is working

Fecal egg count reduction tests are used to gauge parasite resistance to dewormers on your property.  Resistance occurs when the same amount of the same dewormer you used to use, does not control the same parasites at the same time of year as it used to (try saying that fast three time.)Finding out if the parasites you are targeting to control have developed resistance to the dewormer you are usin

What is Ivermectin?

What is Ivermectin?

Ivermectin as an over-the-counter (OTC) chemical dewormer indicated for controlling parasites in horses. Left untreated, parasites cause inflammation, ulcers and damage your horse’s intestinal lining. Also, certain types of parasites are thought to contribute to colic, anemia, and nutritional deficiencies.

FDA requests label changes to horse dewormers to combat resistance

FDA requests label changes to horse dewormers to combat resistance

The FDA has requested that drug companies add information about antiparasitic resistance to both over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription dewormers (e.g., ivermectin).

What is the difference between Strategic, Evidenced-Based and Selective Deworming?

What is the difference between Strategic, Evidenced-Based and Selective Deworming?

  All three terms refer to the same method for controlling your horse’s internal parasites.  Whether you call it Strategic, Evidenced-Based or Sel...

How NOT to get poop on your hands when collecting a fecal sample.

How NOT to get poop on your hands when collecting a fecal sample.

How NOT to get poop on your hands when collecting a fecal sample from your horse.

What is a fecal egg count test?

What is a fecal egg count test?

Equine fecal egg count test tells you what type and how many parasites are potentially inside your horse’s digestive tract. Horse fecal egg count tests are reported in eggs per gram which can be used to classify horses into low, medium and high shedders.

Welcome to Controlling Parasites in Your Horse Blog

Welcome to Controlling Parasites in Your Horse Blog

Welcome to the Controlling Parasites in Your Horse blog.  This entry discusses why the blog was started, what was the motivation for the blog and why on earth would anybody write about fecal egg count testing.