Fecal Examination

This simple, inexpensive test provides you with very important information about your horses health and effectiveness of your deworming program. A fecal test is a microscopic examination of parasite eggs in fresh manure. This evaluation can tell us what parasites are present and how many.

Parasites

  • Small Strongyles: The #1 internal parasite problem in horses today. This parasite has the ability to encyst into the intestinal lining for up to three years which enables this parasite to evade the effects of most dewormers. Small Stongyles can be ingested to your horse from larvae on pastures.
  • Large Strongyles (bloodworms)
  • Botflies
  • Tapeworms
  • Pinworms
  • Ascarids (roundworms)
  • Threadworms

 

 

 

 

Fecal Special $20

Bring in a sample after collection or obtain a sample and refrigerate until you can bring it in.

10 Signs of a Parasite Infected Horse

  1. Weight loss
  2. Diarrhea
  3. Rough hair coat
  4. Potbelly
  5. Recurring Colic
  6. Poor Appetite
  7. Anemia
  8. Listlessness, Poor Appetite
  9. Swollen Legs
  10. Decreased performance

Large and small Strongyles visible in horse feces. Click here to enlarge picture.