Fecals on Horses

We do intestinal parasite screens (fecal) here at the clinic.

We do parasite and sand test to see if the horse needs to be dewormed.

The sand test is to see how much sand has been consumed by the horse and if there is an overwhelming amount it would need to be treated with . If he has too much sand it can cause your horse to colic, because it cannot pass through their system. So, we give them a psyllium product that helps remove it through their feces.

The parasite test is to check to see if your horse has worms. This will reflect that the wormer being used works for your horse. If you use only one kind of wormer for several dewormings in a row then it can cause some parasite resistance in your horse. So, we recommend to do a fecal on your horse regularly to see if it needs to be dewormed.

They are classified as high, medium and low shedders.
High shedders have 15+ eggs per slide
Medium shedders have 4-15 eggs per slide
Low shedders have less than 3 eggs per slide.

If you deworm with Moxidectin we recommend doing a fecal about 16-18 weeks after deworming him.

Ivermectin about 12 weeks after deworming
Fenbendazole or Pyrantel we do about 9 weeks after deworming.
We carry some wormers here at the clinic such as:

  • Eqvalan(ivermectin)
  • Quest Pluss(moxidectin/praziquantel)
  • Panacur(fenbendazole)