Fecal Egg Count (FEC) Program for horses to determine their pattern of worm egg shedding in a horse.
Three FECs over 12 months (NSW DPI suggests August, January & May) will give a pattern of each horse's natural resistance to worms. (Equine de-worming: a consensus on current best practice UK-Vet Equine | Volume 3 No 1 | Jan/Feb 2019).
Egg shedding characteristics of horses is stable over time, when it is otherwise in good health, pasture management practices are sound, and the horse has not recently moved from one property to another.
So, a healthy paddocked horse with a record of low egg shedding/FEC will tend to always have a low FEC, while a high egg shedder/FEC horse will tend to always have a high FEC (Nielsen et al., 2006; Becher et al., 2010).
EasyWormer offers a Fecal Egg Count Wormer Programs for those that know their horses ongoing level of egg shedding/FEC count. Combine with an Annual Fecal Egg Count and your worm control will cost you far less than you currently pay now!
Download the instructions for collection and documentation that must be packaged with your fecal samples for TESTING HERE.