Ruminant coprological examination: beyond the McMaster slide

James Patrick Crilly*, Neil Sargison

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Abstract

Sustainable and effective control of nematode and trematode infections of ruminants requires an understanding of the farm-specific epidemiology of the parasites. To this end, a variety of diagnostic and monitoring techniques can be employed by the veterinary practitioner, of which the most commonly used is the faecal worm egg count (FWEC). This article discusses other techniques which can add detail to the information gained from FWECs and detect parasites not amenable to egg flotation techniques.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)68-76
Number of pages6
JournalIn Practice
Volume37
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2015

Keywords

  • HAEMONCHUS-CONTORTUS EGGS
  • FASCIOLA-HEPATICA
  • SHEEP FECES
  • ANTHELMINTIC RESISTANCE
  • COPROANTIGEN ELISA
  • PEANUT AGGLUTININ
  • REDUCTION TEST
  • RUMEN FLUKE
  • IDENTIFICATION
  • CATTLE

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Ruminant coprological examination: beyond the McMaster slide'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this