Entries by James Staruk

Where is my report?

Fecal results should be sent to you within a week of you mailing in the sample.  Before calling or emailing us for your late results, please check your spam folder.  More than likely, you’ll find your report there!

How often should a fecal test be done on a healthy horse?

A.  This depends on the age and condition of the horse as well as prior fecal results.  Older horses generally have fewer issues due to a natural worm resistance that has developed over time.  Young horses, especially those under three years of age, need more frequent testing.  As a rule of thumb, many equine veterinarian […]

Understanding Equine Parasites – Strongyles

This is the most common type of egg found in the fecal sample.  There are two main types, “large” and “small”.  All Strongyles start out as eggs scattered throughout the environment (feces, soil, etc.) which hatch into larvae that are consumed by horses as they graze or drink infected water. The larvae mature in the […]