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.

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...