“20% of horses account for 80% of the parasite eggs shed onto pasture”
WHAT IS STRATEGIC DEWORMING ?
Strategic deworming involves the use of fecal egg counts to identify low, moderate and high parasite egg shedders. The “high shedders” are those horses that are responsible for most of the parasites that are passed onto pasture. These high shedders are then wormed appropriately to control their level of infection, whereas horses with much lower worm burden are given a dewormer at less frequent intervals.
In the past, all horses on a farm were wormed at the same time with a rotational wormer at set intervals. Over the years, it has become obvious that no one program will work for all horses. Despite rotating dewormers, parasite resistance is still increasing. Many horses do not need to be dewormed as frequently as people think as they are low or moderate shedders.
Therefor, a strategic deworming program will ensure you are giving the right type of wormer to the right horse at the right time!
PLEASE CALL US ON 0427 072 095 TO DISCUSS IMPLEMENTING A STRATEGIC DEWORMING PROTOCOL ON YOUR FARM