Parasite Control Program

Action Point: Devise an ideal control program with my vet using strategies such as the 20/80 rule and a FECRT.

Rational: An ideal parasite control program is individualized for every farm and horse, therefore the best way to make use of the 20/80 rule (20% of the population carry 80% of the worms) is to have a FECRT (fecal egg count reduction test) performed.

Steps to Achievement: To achieve this goal I will discuss this topic with my vet when he comes in the spring to do vaccinations and perform a dental check. When he is here I will also ask him to take a sample to perform a FECRT.