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A How To On Deworming A Horse

There’s no sense deworming a horse that doesn’t need it. But how do you know' The best way you can decide if your horse needs to be dewormed — and with what drug — is to do a fecal egg count. However, commercial fecal exams cost the same as or more than a tube of dewormer. Initially, most people figure, why bother' But let’s take a closer look: Even if you take a fecal sample to your veterinarian’s office to save a farm-call fee, the cost of the test will include a fee for processing and testing. If your vet’s office does the test themselves,

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