Jec talks with Dr. Martin Nielsen, a parasitologist at the University of Kentucky and one of our super-fantastic presenters at the Best Horse Practices Summit in Lexington, Kentucky, Nielsen’s backyard, in October.
Martin has a host of popular YouTube videos that debunk deworming. Deworming is the traditional, not-best-practices method that many of us are familiar with.
Perhaps you, too, have ordered that value pack from some website with four different dewormers for four times a year deworming. Yeah, that’s not the best thing to do for your horse, turns out.
There might be more misinformation about deworming than there is about the 2020 election. I kid you not.
But read these AAEP guidelines.
Here’s one outfit that offers fecal egg counts. There are many, vets offer it, and you can buy a microscope and learn to do it yourself..
Anyway, Nielsen has great insight here. Apologies for some less than ideal audio.
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Read more about debunking deworming here.
I’ve watched some of Martin’s videos when I’m in the geek mindset. He’s definitely got the 411 on worms!