Diagnosing Equine Parasite Infections: Examining the Evidence

Few horse owners know for sure if they are properly controlling worms in their horses. The solution is simple—we must examine the horse’s feces to determine worm egg counts. This can be done in a lab or in your home with the right equipment.

New recommendations for worm control in horses are based on treating some horses more and others less. Some horses carry extremely high worm burdens, while other horses have strong immunity and are infected with fewer worms. A “selective” deworming program will result in fewer treatments given (leading to less drug resistance), but if used properly will still result in better overall parasite control.

This free report provides the horse owner and caretaker with an overview of fecal egg count (FEC) in combating worms in horses.