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Worm Count Kit
Worm Count Kit
By using worm egg counts as part of your animal's health and worm management programme we can greatly reduce the number of times we use chemicals to treat for worms which is not only far better for your animals, it can also be far better for your purse. Using worm egg counts can also reduce the resistance that develops through the continual use of chemicals which can lead to conventional wormers being less effective and the worm burden increase in the animals.
Dogs can get a variety of intestinal parasites, including some that are commonly referred to as “worms.” Infestations of intestinal worms can cause a variety of symptoms. Sometimes dogs demonstrate few to no outward signs of infection, and the infestation can go undetected despite being a potentially serious health problem. Some canine parasitic worms are hazards for humane health as well.
Faecal Egg Count (FEC) is a method of determining how many internal parasite Eggs are present in a particular dung sample. It may also be possible to determine the different types of worms or other parasites present. The information on both the number and type of parasites can be used to determine whether or not an anti-parasitic treatment is required.
If an animal has internal parasites the eggs produced by the adult parasites are often passed out in the dung. If eggs are found in a fresh dung sample it shows that worms are present in the animal.
The number of eggs found can provide a useful indication of the level of parasite infection, so a high egg count would suggest a high level of adult parasites in the animal.
For more info see feclab.co.uk