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FREE fecal testing for Arkansas producers

The University of Arkansas Parasitology Laboratory is offering FREE fecal egg counting (FEC) service for Arkansas livestock producers. The free service provides analysis of internal parasite burdens and follow-up consultations (if requested).

You need to contact the University of Arkansas Parasitology Lab (Dr. Eva Wray) before collecting or sending samples to ensure they can be accepted. Samples need to be received within 2 days of collection. Samples should not be sent on Thursdays or Fridays. Samples should be collected directly from the rectum or from a clean floor using an exam or OB glove. For a complete set of instructions, click here.

Internal parasites (worms) are serious health problems for small ruminants. One important tool in an integrated parasite management program is fecal analysis.


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