Controlling Parasites in Your Horse

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).

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?

This entry is an introduction to fecal egg count testing.  It describes a fecal egg count test, briefly touches on shedder and contaminator categories, and discusses how often and when to test.

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.