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Does Sending Samples through the Mail Affect Fecal Egg Count Accuracy?

By John Byrd, DVM When I started Horsemen’s Laboratory, over 25 years ago, I asked the same question and searched for a container that would preserve the sample and the eggs and be suitable for shipping. Along the way, I spoke to several experts in the field of equine parasitology and they agreed that our… Read more »

Why We Recommend Checking Each Horse in the Pasture

By John Byrd, DVM The best part of owning Horsemen’s Laboratory is getting to meet people who share my love of horses and have an interest in their health and welfare. Rene Stone, the Founder of Serenity Stables, is one of those people; she has been a loyal client for many years and has over… Read more »

Does Sending Samples through the Mail Affect Fecal Egg Count Accuracy?

By John Byrd, DVM Horsemen’s Laboratory often gets this question and we have determined that exposure to oxygen is the main factor. If samples are packed firmly so that the eggs are exposed to very little oxygen then they are fine. Eggs need oxygen for the larvae to develop and hatch, once the eggs hatch… Read more »

FREE Consultation for a Year!!!

FREE * FREE * FREE 1 years consultation concerning your horses’ worm control program ($100 value) with the purchase of 10 or more fecal egg counts at 1 time.

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

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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 »