Finding the right deworming program is as important as ever due to the increasing drug-resistant parasites. In the past, horses were expected to be dewormed on average, four times a year. Recent studies have shown that this may be too much and leading to the parasite resistance issue. It is advised that a parasite egg count be done throught a fecal test to determine how often a horse needs to be dewormed. This procedure is called a Quantitative Fecal Parasite Test. The objective for this test is to deworm the right horse at the right time for the parasite load that it is carrying.
CEVS is now offering this service in house. A sample can be collected during an appointment or a sample can be brought to the clinic for analysis. After results are achieved, a deworming protocol will be made according to the individual’s needs.