Regardless of your chosen discipline or breed of horse Dr. McNeel will tailor a program to optimize your horses performance and well-being.
Sunday, May 11, 2014
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Creating a yearly de-worming program for your horse based on fecal examination and fecal egg counts.
- A small amount of feces will be evaluated for parasite eggs and than quantified to determine what parasites your horse has and whether they have a light, moderate, or heavy burden.
- Gives a more accurate assessment of a light, moderate, or heavy shedder.
- Your horse schedule for the year will them be determined.
- Twice yearly de-worming for light shedders, 3 times per year for moderate shedders and 4-6 times per year for heavy shedders. (Recommend quality stool sample to monitor progress).
- The compound used to de-worm your horse will depend in parasites that are found, geographic area and may vary by seasons.
- No new de-worming molecules are currently being created therefore we need to preserve what we have!!
- Many horses in our area are light or moderate shedders and therefore do not need to be de-wormed as much as previously thought – although it is necessary to perform the fecal examinations to be sure before reducing the number of annual de-worming to prevent clinical illness.
- Environmentally friendly