Worm egg count

How can we reduce worm resistance?

We need to take a targeted approach to worming by using regular Worm Egg Counts (WEC) to tell us if and when a horse needs treatment. A fresh dropping sample allows a trained person to check the number and type of worm eggs and this is a good indicator of the overall worm population(s) present in the horse. The owner can then be given specific guidance on whether or not a deworming drug is needed.

One study found WECs reduced the need for worming by 82%. If worming is needed, the WEC also identifies which species we are dealing with so we can use the most effective product.

Few or no eggs in droppings often means worming is unnecessary. 

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