Reply To: Fecal Sampling to Determine Parasite Load

  • Haley

    October 17, 2023 at 1:05 pm

    Why Do Fecal Egg Counts?

    “Quantitative fecal egg counting is a procedure that determines the number of eggs per gram (EPG) of strongylid eggs, including barber pole worm (Haemonchus contortus), in a fecal sample. Quantitative fecal egg counts can be used along with other information, to design and evaluate a parasite control program. It can also help a producer make breeding decisions and determine the effectiveness of a dewormer.”