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Find out what a worm egg count is and how easy it is to run an effective worming programme using only the wormers your horse really needs. Take a look at some real situations where worm counts are used in practice.
What is a worm count?
A worm count is really a worm egg count (also known as a faecal egg count). A small sample of dung is prepared using a centrifuge and examined under the microscope to find out how many worm eggs are present. You cannot see them with the naked eye.
We test each sample twice.
Use the test to monitor your horses worm burden. He may not have worms at all. He may have many more than expected. Use the results to plan your worming strategy. We can help you to do this.
A worm count will allow you to treat your horse in a knowledgeable way.
It will give you peace of mind over your worm control measures.
Whatever worming programme you follow a worm count should be an essential part of your strategy, here's how:
Some questions answered here
What does it mean to target your worming? here
A simple targeted worming programme here
Help for larger yards here
Other ways to make use of worm counts here
Read about some real life situations here
Comparing costs here
How to send samples here
Understanding your results here