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Abstract

Traditional methods for the diagnosis of parasitic helminth infections of livestock have a number of limitations, such as the inability to distinguish mixed-species infections, a heavy reliance on technical experience and also sub-sampling errors. Some of these limitations may be overcome through...

Author(s)
Hunt, P. W.; Lello, J.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Veterinary Parasitology, 2012, 186, 1/2, pp 101-108
Abstract

Post-mortem worm counts, plasma pepsinogen analyses and faecal egg counts as aids to the diagnosis of gastro-intestinal helminthiasis in sheep and cattle are briefly reviewed. Experiments showed a good correlation between individual egg and worm counts in young sheep (up to 12 months old) but not...

Author(s)
McKenna, P. B.
Citation
Proceedings of the 11th Seminar of the Sheep and Beef Cattle Society of the New Zealand Veterinary Association, Massey University, Palmerston North, 22-23 May 1981., 1981, pp 95-103
Abstract

Deficiencies in current methods of interpreting faecal egg counts are discussed and a new approach which is simpler and more objective is described. The likely strongyle worm count profile of a flock can be provided by the collection of numerically adequate and fully representative samples;...

Author(s)
McKenna, P. B.
Citation
Proceedings of the 12th seminar of the Sheep and Beef Cattle Society of the New Zealand Veterinary Association, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand, 8-12 November 1982., 1982, pp 108-129