Horse Worm Egg Count Kit

Equine Faecal Egg Count KitParaQuest Equine is a faecal egg count floatation test. Equine intestinal parasites are evolving, developing resistance to the very drugs that have been used to combat them. And with no new drugs on the horizon, horse owners need to pay close attention to their approach to parasite control and worming practices to reduce overuse of worming medicines.

By identifying equine intestinal parasites (strongyles & roundworms) and knowing your horse’s faecal egg count (FEC), you and our qualified Animal Medicine Advisor (SQP) can devise a worming program specific to your horse(s) and through careful management and regular testing eliminate or reduce regular worming regimes.

 

 

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Sheep Worm Egg Count Kit

Multiple resistance to all three groups of anthelmintics  (wormers) namely Group 1- BZ, Group 2- LV and Group 3-ML has been reported as far apart as South East Scotland, Devon and Northern Ireland. In some flocks the problem was first identified during the investigation of poor growth in lambs, highlighted by their failure to reach finished weights by late autumn. (National Animal Disease Information Service (NADIS), 2017).

Strategies must be implemented now to slow down this resistance and have been documented in new sheep worming guidelines, widely promoted through the publication of a Sustainable Control of Parasites in Sheep (SCOPS) technical manual, which can be found at www.scops.org.uk, or by contacting us for a free copy.

The use of ParaQuest sheep Faecal Egg Count (FEC) and Drench Efficacy tests can help with on farm planning, our Animal Medicines Advisor can help you move to a more strategic worming programme intended to improve flock performance, reduce anthelmintic use and improve profits.

 

 

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Sheep Drench Efficacy Test Kit

ParaQuest Sheep Drench Efficacy Test (post- dosing faecal egg counts) gives farmers and smallholders a quick indication of the effectiveness of the anthelmintic (wormer) you are using to monitor possible worm resistance of the active ingredient currently used on a particular flock group.

Samples are taken from 10 sheep of your treated group a few days after treatment. The time after treatment will depend on the wormer used: 1-BZ (white) 10-14 days, 2-LV (yellow) 5-7 days & 3-ML (clear) 14-16 days. Full instructions are contained within the kit.

Results are usually reported back to you within 48 working hours along with planning advice should it be required.

 

 

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