Re: [RC] Re:Deworming schedules - Heidi Smith
> Being a practicing technician, I have to agree that just because the
> poope tests clean does NOT mean your horse doesn't need to be wormed.
> Different parasites have different life cycles, and the fecal tests
> will not always catch it depending on what stage of the cycle the
> parasite is in.
Mary and the whole host of other posters who have stated that a negative
fecal is not necessarily an indication that the horse is clean are correct.
That's why one designs deworming programs based upon how parasites act in a
given climate and on the type of management system. The best knowledge for
designing a program is having some idea what the reinfection rate is apt to
be under given conditions at a given time of year.
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