Fecal egg counting
Fecal egg counting is a method to determine the number of worm eggs excreted per gram of feces (EPG). Fecal egg counts (FECs) have many uses in parasite control programs. They can be used to estimate the parasite load in an animal, show changes in the seasonal levels of pasture infection, determine effectiveness of dewormers, and evaluate genetic differences in animals.
Where can I send samples to for fecal egg counting? Go to list of laboratories =>
Genetic Parameters for Fecal Egg Count and Body Weight in Katahdin Lambs. L. Ngere, J. M. Burke1, D.R. Notter, J. Morgan, and J. E. Miller. Journal of Animal Science. [January 2017]
Doing your own research and fecal egg counts. Part 6 in a six part series on worm control in goats. Dr. Steve Hart, Langston University. Originally published in Goat Rancher Magazine [August 2008].
Modified McMaster Egg Counting Technique for Quantitation of Nematode Eggs; Ray M. Kaplan DVM Ph.D., College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia; and James E. Miller DVM Ph.D., School of Veterinary Medicine, Louisiana State University.
Modified McMasters Fecal Egg Counting Technique; by Heather Gannon, North Carolina State University .
Fecal (Dung) Sampling. Gareth Bath and Jan van Rensburg; W4: What Works With Worms Congress, Pretoria, South Africa [May 2015].
Fecal Egg Counts: Uses and Limitations; Bob Storey; W4: What Works With Worms Congress, Pretoria, South Africa [May 2015].
Faecal egg counts (interpretation). Vet Lab Manual. New South Wales, Australia.
McMaster Egg Counting Technique; VPTH 603 Veterinary Parasitology; University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine.
Online manual for conducting fecal egg counts in goats; Langston University.
Using fecal egg counts in parasite management. Anne Zajac; Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine.
Fecal egg counting for sheep and goat producers. David Fernandez. Extension Livestock Specialist. University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. [April 2012].
Using fecal egg counts on your farm; Dahlia O'Brien Ph.D., Virginia State University [October 2019].
What do fecal worm egg counts tell us?; William P. Shulaw, DVM, Extension Veterinarian, Ohio State University Extension, Veterinary Medicine .
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How and why to do sheep and goat fecal egg counting. Northeast Small Ruminant Parasite Control Program [February 2015].
Microscope crash course for fecal egg counting. Northeast Small Ruminant Parasite Control Program [February 2015].