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Response to Nutritionists Article

Horsemen’s Laboratory has received several emails concerning doing FEC’s fecal egg counts on horses.  A recent article has appeared to say that fecal egg counts are of little or no value in evaluating a horse’s worm control program.  However, the article does not...

Antiparasitic Resistance Invokes FDA Request

By Nikki Alvin-Smith Resistance to dewormer products currently available on the market has caused the FDA to invoke a request that animal drug companies voluntarily revise their product labels for their approved anthelmintics used in livestock, including horses. This...

Optimal Equine Performance Starts With Good Health

Nikki Alvin-Smith You don’t reach the upper echelons of any sport without a lot of focus and hard work. There is also an element of luck involved too. To improve your chances of attaining the maximum potential in your horse’s performances you sometimes have to look at...

How To Avoid Tapeworm Troubles In Your Horse

By Nikki Alvin-Smith   Unfortunately, there is currently no simple tapeworm test for horses available in the U.S.A., and when tapeworms are present in your horse they can cause damage to your horse’s health. A test previously available, Equisal from a U.K. based...

Horsemen’s Laboratory Clients That Make a Difference ~

By Nikki Alvin-Smith   Case Study: EAGALA Team Rene Stone and Her 29 Year Old Horse Tristan Help PTSD Sufferers   When Rene Stone was 30 she bought her first horse, the now 29 year-old Thoroughbred Tristan. While his body was broken, his spirit was bright...

Yikes! My Horse Has No Tail! Are Pinworms The Culprit?

By Nikki Alvin-Smith   This Summer I was aghast to discover one of my broodmares had rubbed her tail into a matted mess of hairs. She had been in her stall just a few hours, enjoying a respite from the heat of the sun. When I had brought her in from the pasture her...

Why Horse Worm Control Maximizes My Horses’ Health

Nikki Alvin-Smith   As an advanced equestrian competitor with a keen eye on the blue ribbon (or red, white and blue) and my quest to ensure all my horses and those of my students reach their full potential, I love to take control of as many aspects of their...