The Sheep welfare kit for Worm Egg Count contains:
10 sample pots, submission form, guidelines, and pre-addressed envelopes suitable for postage.
Samples are tested using modified McMaster method. It requires 10 fresh dung samples taken from individual animals. In the laboratory, samples are mixed in equal proportions to prepare a composite sample which is then screened for the presence of several species of parasites:
- Trichostrongylus sp. (bankrupt worm)
- Strongyloides sp. (threadworm)
- Nematodirus sp. (threadneck worm)
- Monezia sp. (tapeworm)
- Coccidia oocysts
- Trichuris sp. (whipworm)
Results are given in a number of observed parasite eggs per 1 gram of composite sample.
Results for individual animals will not be reported unless the customer specifically requests them before submitting samples for testing.