The main worms of importance to the adult horse worldwide are cyathostomins (small red worms, small strongyles) and tapeworms. There are several different models upon which to base a worming programme (fig. 1), of which targeted strategic worming in response to faecal egg counts (FEC) is optimal based on economics, minimal drug administrations, and reducing the risk of anthelmintic (worming drug) resistance. The growing resistance to anthelmintics is as worrying as resistance to antimicrobials and should be taken very seriously.
Targeted Strategic Treatments:Intermittent monitoring faecal egg counts (FEC) of all . . .