Digging Deeper into Deworming
While nobody wants their horse to
have parasites, there is more to parasite control than just rotating
dewormers every 2 months. With certain dewormers losing their efficacy,
it is important to evaluate our horses on a more individual basis
and manage them accordingly. At 10 and 11 am, you will briefly learn
about different parasites that can impact your horse, the steps to
perform a fecal egg count, and how to select the best protocol to
effectively manage your horse.
Following the seminar portion of
this event, you can learn how to read a fecal sample under a microscope.
Microscopes with slides containing fecal samples will be set up so you
can test your knowledge and count the parasite eggs. You can
then submit your counts, and if they were correct, you will be entered
into a drawing to win a prize! You are welcome to stop in at any time
during this session to submit your answers. We hope to see you there so
we can all dig deeper into deworming!
Dr. Michelle DeBoer
Dr. Michelle DeBoer has her M.S. and
Ph.D. in Animal Science from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities.
Currently, Dr. DeBoer is an assistant professor at the University of
Wisconsin – River Falls where she teaches Animal Physiology
and Equine Production and performs research focusing on nutrition,
blanketing, and deworming horses. Her most recent research has evaluated
the efficacy of different dewormers on both young and mature horses.
Outside of work, Dr. DeBoer competes in agility
with her dog, Kira, and rides her two Arabians in competitions
including team sorting, dressage, WSCA shows, endurance rides,
polocrosse, and skijoring.