Worm Egg Count Kit
£15.00 – £37.00
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- collect your pets sample
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Egg counts Explained
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.
FEC is an extremely valuable tool to monitor parasite levels for individuals and groups of animals.
In addition to helping with decisions about whether or not to treat animals, the FEC can be used to check if resistance to particular anthelmintic treatments is developing. A test before and after treatment can help to identify whether a particular anti-parasite product was effective.
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Why egg count?
By using worm egg counts as part of your Animals 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.
Egg counts are also better for the environment. Using wormers containing chemicals can reduce the natural breakdown of dung as the chemicals can kill the dung beetle , Knowing if, when and what action to take is essential, this is why using a worm egg count programme is such a valuable management tool for your Animals health and wellbeing.
Eblex, Defra, Scops and the soil association to name a few, are all talking about the benefits of faecal egg counts. As an industry we can ill afford an increase in Anthelmintic resistance within the industry. Faecal egg counts are becoming the preferred route prior to worming any animal.
Types of Worm:
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.