Coprological examination: Faeces (five grams) were collected from experimental goats as per standard procedures of quantitative and qualitative examination and coproculture to determine the worm load, worm egg count
and worm identification (Zajac and Conboy, 2011).
Nicholas has been vet checked in November and has also had a recent worm egg count
which showed a normal result.
Westgate Labs near Morpeth was one of the first worm egg count businesses in the UK when it was set up in 1999.
Horse owners are being advised to carry out worm egg counts to find out what sort of worm burden their animals are carrying and to treat them accordingly.
a process called "faecal worm egg counts
, so that equine owners can implement a more targeted approach for parasite control.
The role of arithmetic and geometric mean worm egg counts
in faecal egg count reduction tests and in monitoring strategic drenching programme in sheep.
Scoured young stock have been a perpetual problem through the summer, with our nurses kept busy doing worm egg counts
Faecal worm egg counts
can be used to help reduce the frequency of treatments.
Acute disease is caused by the developing larvae and adults in the guts, so faecal worm egg counts
are not useful, but post mortem examinations may demonstrate large numbers of developing worms in the small intestine.
She said taking regular dung samples and doing worm egg counts
was very cost effective.
Regular faecal worm egg counts
can be useful to check the efficacy of the dose used.