Horse worming schedules need to consider the number of horses kept for each acre.
If you are taking care of several horses in a limited space of land, or if you have more horses in an acre, you definitely need to think about your deworming program. This may include increasing the deworming frequency in your barn or picking the right deworming agents to be included in your horses worming program.
If you have horses congregated in a small space, there is a greater risk for rapid re-infection even after deworming horses. The more horses there are in a smaller area, the higher the parasite concentration will be. It is even worse if your barn has high horse traffic, as horses that come and go can be potential carriers of different parasitic worms. In this case, deworming is challenging and more expensive, as you need to ensure a proper horse worming schedule is in place.
Not all people are inclined to drive with fresh manure to the nearest local vet to have it checked for the types of eggs present. Known as targeted deworming, this is the modern technique to make sure you are observing the right worming program while reducing drug resistance. Some people find this method useful, while others plainly perceive it as a waste of time. You need to pick up the manure and make sure it is fresh and drive all the way to the vet’s clinic to have it tested. Not all people find this convenient. However, the great advantage of such a program is that it can save horse owners the money spent on equine dewormers. Knowing which parasites to target makes horse owners only purchase the deworming agent that works specifically for those particular parasites.
So, think about it. It only takes an occasional drive to your vet clinic, have the manure tested, and make choices on which dewormers to use. Make sure you take a fresh sample to the vet and not the ones that had dried out or you will have incorrect results from the fecal exam.
With the help from your vet, you can have an appropriate horse worming program for specific parasites, thus avoiding unnecessary expenses from using general broad-spectrum wormers.
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