A proper deworming program is targeted to the individual horse, and is developed by performing a fecal egg count test to determine whether the horse is a low, medium, or high shedder, and then working with the horse’s veterinarian to decide what dewormer to use when.
If you’re like any other horse owner who wants to take great care of his or her horse, the idea of your horse carrying a high load of parasites is enough to make you cringe. That’s because you know that preventing parasite infestation is crucial to maintaining your horse’s health. If left untreated, a high parasite load can cause things like including poor quality coat, weight loss, diarrhea, or colic. Unfortunately, the risk of parasite infestation is an inevitable part of horsekeeping.
SmartPak strongly encourages you to consult your veterinarian regarding specific questions about your horse's health. This information is not intended to diagnose or treat any disease, and is purely educational.