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Question: When was the last time you had a fecal egg count reduction test (FECRT) done on your horse? If you answered, “Within the last six to 12 months to see how my deworming program is working,” congratulations. You’re paying...
Unfortunately, there are plenty of horse owners still following an outdated program (from the 1960s!) of deworming by rotating products and treating their horses every two months or even more often. There’s more to worry about here than simply...
This article was originally published on May 18, 2015. With the warm days of spring and summer just around the corner, you and your horse are probably gearing up for a busy season. Here’s a list of some important health...
Picture this: You’ve moved your horse to a new boarding stable. In your initial conversation with the barn manager, she tells you that all horses will be given a dose of antibiotics on the first of each month. That sounds...
  Ideas about deworming practices are constantly changing as research improves. Yet even with all the education available, horse owners tend to be creatures of habit, following old routines instead of adapting to updated recommendations. However, your horse’s health can...
You’re the kind of horse owner veterinarians like to have as a client because you always make your horse’s well-being a priority. You read horse health articles and books, paying attention to the latest developments. You follow a balanced...
Click to download a printer-friendly pdf Parasite control is an important part of your horse’s health management. Since parasites develop resistance to commonly used deworming drugs, rotation is no longer the recommended strategy. Here’s what you need to know about...
  Deworming used to be a no-brainer. You picked up a tube of paste dewormer at the feed store, gave it to your horse and jotted the date on your calendar. A couple months later, you did the same thing,...
With all the highly effective dewormers readily available to horse owners today, it seems many veterinarians have removed themselves from the deworming discussion altogether. “It’s been a while since a lot of veterinarians got involved in the whole deworming issue,...
Parasite control is an important part of every equine health care program. Today, it’s no longer enough just to know what worms are bugging your horse. Now, you need to understand the basics of parasite resistance to ensure your...
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