A Faecal Egg Count (FEC) is the best way to check the type of worms in your horse and the effectiveness of your wormer. Here’s how.
For optimal results, a FEC should take place 14 days after worming your horse. However, you may also like to perform a FEC prior to worming to evaluate the effectiveness of your ongoing worming program is.
If used correctly, a FEC can decrease your reliance on worming treatments and extend the life of wormers used today.
It’s best to speak to your vet to assist you in conducting a FEC on your property and developing specific worming strategies.
|Low||Less than 200||Negligible||No need to worm your horse as this is an acceptable egg count.|
|Moderate||200 - 500||Small risk||Your horse has a burden of worms and you should consider treating. There is a small risk of worm associated disease.|
|High||More than 500||High risk||Your horse has a high worm burden. Treatment should be administered to reduce the risk of worm associated disease.|