equine worm egg, FEC faecal egg count, microscope, 100x magnification

Why are faecal egg count tests so important?

Equine parasites are becoming more resistant to current anthelmintics (wormers).  There have been no new ones made for more than 20 years. This is why it is so important to only de-worm your horse dependant on it’s worm burden.
De-worming your horse every 3 months is now NOT recommended.

After the initial faecal egg count tests (FEC), which are cheaper than most wormers!  you will have a baseline for each horse and an idea of when it should be de-wormed.

Collect some fresh manure, send it in and have your FEC results in about a week.

Here is a page showing some types of eggs.

Jane Stephens

Cert III in Equine Nursing Cert IV in Small Business Management

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