Counting nematode eggs in equine faecal samples

SL Presland, ER Morgan, GC Coles

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Abstract

Attempts to achieve sustainable control of gastrointestinal nematodes in horses through targeted anthelmintic prophylaxis will be successful only if horse owners are able to administer treatments appropriately. With a little training, the FECPAK test system enables on-farm monitoring of faecal egg output from individual animals cheaply, quickly and reliably, allowing treatment of the correct horses at the correct time. The test could also potentially be extended to other situations where accurate detection of low egg densities is important, for example faecal monitoring of trematode infections (with denser flotation fluid), and faecal egg count reduction tests for anthelmintic resistance in a range of host-parasite combinations.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)208 - 210
JournalVeterinary Record
Volume156
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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