Modified technique for collecting and processing fecal material for diagnosing intestinal parasites in swine
Jeremy S. Pittman, DVM; Gene Shepherd, BS; Brad J. Thacker, DVM, PhD, MBA, Diplomate ABVP; Gil H. Myers, PhD
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Intestinal parasites of swine are still present under conditions of modern swine management and can have a significant impact on growth rate and feed efficiency. Diagnosis of intestinal parasites can be accomplished by demonstrating adult parasites in feces or at necropsy, and by demonstrating eggs in feces. This article details a protocol for sampling fecal material to diagnose intestinal parasites in swine populations.
Keywords: parasites, fecal collection, fecal flotation, diagnostic test, diagnosis
Cite as: Pittman JS, Shepherd G, Thacker BJ, et al. Modified technique for collecting and processing fecal material for diagnosing intestinal parasites in swine. J Swine Health Prod 2010;18(5):249-252.
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