Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT DOES A FECAL EGG COUNT TEST REVEAL?
This test is a quantitative measure of adult worm population(s) in horses. It is used to identify high, moderate, and low egg shedders, as well as to monitor drug efficacy or resistance.
HOW DO I KNOW IF MY HORSES NEED THIS TEST?
All horses are at risk for parasite infestation. Stabled horses, grazing horses, horses used for pleasure or competition. Foals and weanlings are especially at risk for debilitating infestations.
WHY NOT DE-WORM ALL THE HORSES ON THE PROPERTY AS A PRECAUTION?
Most of the parasite eggs (80% of them) that are in your pasture are shed by just 20% of the horses in the herd. A simple manure test will tell us which of those horses need to be dewormed. By treating only the horses who are actually shedding worms, you reduce the opportunity for resistance to develop among the parasites.
ISN’T SOME LEVEL OF PARASITISM NORMAL IN HORSES?
Yes, parasitism is a natural state. Low levels of parasites actually stimulate a horse’s immune system. Encysted parasite stage causes most health problems in horses.
WHEN ARE YOU AVAILABLE TO COME TO MY BARN?
Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
WHAT IS THE AREA YOU SERVE?
Southern Georgia, South Carolina, and northern Florida. Please contact us to inquire about service in your town.
WHAT DOES THE SERVICE COST?
$25.00 per horse for less than 4 horses. $20 per horse for 4 horses or more.
WILL YOU SHARE TEST RESULTS WITH HORSE OWNER’S VETERINARIAN?
We provide you, the owner, with the test results automatically. We are also happy to share our results with your veterinarian by request.
DO YOU CARRY DEWORMING MEDICATIONS?
We carry Moxidectin and Ivermectin for sale in our mobile unit.