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The Other End of the Spectrum

In September 2017, I wrote an article about Herz a horse owned by Ginger Krantz that over the years had very few positive fecal egg counts even though the owner had only dewormed him 9 times in 24 years.  Today I would like to compare Herz’s results with another horse, Tristan, who is owned by… Read more »

Christmas Special

Horsemen’s Laboratory is offering aChristmas Special to all of our loyal clients! In the month of December when you … Buy 10 Test Kits you will receive 1 FREE Kit!Buy 20 Test Kits you will receive 3 FREE Kits!!! Order today! Merry Christmas from all of us at Horsemen’s Laboratory

Check out thehorse.com

Check out this informative article from thehorse.com … http://www.thehorse.com/articles/33609/creating-a-parasite-control-program

Important Announcement

We are sorry to announce that Horsemen’s Laboratory will no longer be selling the EquiSal Tapeworm Test Kit.  Due to unforeseen ongoing issues with customs and excise, EquiSal Tapeworm will no longer be sold in the US.  Austin Davis Biologics Ltd. is investigating alternative ways to bring tapeworm testing to the US in the near… Read more »

Controlling Parasites in Horses, Without Contributing to Resistance

By Dr. Kenton Morgan, managing veterinarian, Equine Technical Services, Zoetis  For horse owners in parasite-prone areas of the country such as the Southeast, their deworming program could be teetering on the fence of responsibly controlling parasite burden or unintentionally contributing to parasite resistance. Within temperate environmental conditions that are key for parasite survival, horse owners may… Read more »

Client Loyalty

Ginger & Herz 2011 The staff and owners of Horsemen’s Laboratory are like all other businesses we love our loyal clients.  This is a short story about just one of our many loyal clients and her horse Herz.  Ginger Krantz sent Horsemen’s Laboratory Herz’s first fecal sample on May 5, 1993 for a fecal egg… Read more »

Hurricane Relief

Horsemen’s Laboratory has donated $1,000.00 to American Association of Equine Practitioners to support their relief efforts in helping horsemen and women affected by Hurricane Harvey.  Horsemen’s Laboratory has also committed to donating $1.00 from the sale of every kit sold in the month of September to this relief effort.  Order kits today and help us raise… Read more »

Other Worm Control Practices for Horses

Recently Horsemen’s Laboratory was asked what other practices an owner can use to control worms in addition to deworming, especially for the worms that cause summer sores (Habronema). Since Habronema larvae are spread by stable flies and house flies, the best practice to help control them is to control the fly population in your horses’ environment. … Read more »

Large Strongyles (Blood worms) Migrating Strongyles

Large strongyle larvae penetrate the large intestinal wall and migrate through different abdominal organs.  There are 4 species of large strongyles, Strongyles vulgaris, Strongylus edntatus, Strongylus equinus, and Triodontophorus.  Until around 1980 Strongylus vulgaris was the most harmful worm in horses.  The larvae migrated through the abdominal organs and into the main artery that supplies… Read more »

Small Strongyles (non-migrating) Cyathostomins

Small strongyles have several names. One is scientific Cyathostomins. Another is non-migrating due to the fact unlike migrating or large strongyles that the larvae migrate through several abdominal organs. Small strongyles only burrow into the mucosal lining of the large intestine and become encysted there normally for 2-3 weeks, but may remain encysted and viable for… Read more »