Feclab Specialise in Faecal Egg Counts for Companion Animals, Livestock, Equine & Poultry

We believe each wormer treatment should be justified for its known benefit to the Species being treated.

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Welcome to Feclab Laboratories

Here at Feclab we pride ourselves on offering a friendly, personal and professional service where you and your pets are our priority!

Feclab Laboratories originated as we believed that animal faecal egg count records will be a requirement to justify the use of Anthelmintics and prevent the over use of products. We believe each wormer treatment should be justified for its known benefit to the Species being treated.

At Feclab, Our responsibility is to safeguard animal health and welfare as well as public health. We have fully qualified Amtra SQP’s able to advice on Anthelmintic products.

Regular worm count testing allows you to monitor the effectiveness of your worming programme and target any worm burdens directly. For those using conventional wormers, worm counts mean that you are only worming when necessary – due to a positive test, thus helping reduce the resistance to the ingredients in conventional wormers and limiting the chemicals entering your pets.

Natural worming programmes? Faecal worm counts are an essential part of a natural worming programme. Pesky parasites find their way into most dogs and cats lives therefore it is essential that we have a targeted worming programme to help protect them from infestation. So whether you chose to worm or not, worm count testing plays a crucial role in maintaining healthy pets.

Feclab work with a number of both conventional & Holistic veterinary practices across the UK.
We are always happy to liaise with your vet where needed.

all animals

Faecal Egg Counts (FECS)

Faecal Egg Count (FEC) is a method of determining how many internal parasite Eggs are present in a particular dung sample. It may also be possible to determine the different types of worms or other parasites present.

If eggs are found in a fecal sample it shows that worms are present in the animal.

Worm counts

Using worm egg counts for Dogs & Cats can reduce the resistance that develops through the continual use of chemicals.

Dogs & Cats

Egg counts

Using worm egg counts for Equine can reduce the resistance that develops through the continual use of chemicals.

Equine

Egg counts

Using worm egg counts for Sheep can reduce the resistance that develops through the continual use of chemicals.

Sheep

Egg counts

Using worm egg counts for Poultry can reduce the resistance that develops through the continual use of chemicals.

Poultry

Our SQP team (RAMA) can offer free targeted worming advice where needed, for all Companion Animals, Livestock, Poultry and Equines

We are also happy to offer guidance to those following a natural worming programme.

It is important when seeking advice, that our SQPs are made aware of any medical conditions that may determine the advice given. It also important that If seeking advice, our SQPs (or your vet) are made aware of any previous adverse reactions to wormers or spotons.

It is the owners responsibility to declare this information so that accurate advice can be given. Feclab work closely with a number of veterinary practices’. We are always happy to liaise with your vet where needed.

Available Test Kits

At Feclab, Our responsibility is to safeguard animal health and welfare as well as public health. Our staff are fully qualified Amtra SQP’s able to advice on Anthelmintic products.

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Feclab Specialise in Faecal Egg counts for Companion Animals, Equine, Livestock & Poultry.

Have you carried out a FEC and Equisal tapeworm test for your horse/s recently? If not then they are available on our website.THE WORM THAT TURNED: ANTHELMINTIC RESISTANCE IN TAPEWORM🪱

It's important to target worming only to horses that require treatment because anthelmintic resistance is now a real threat to effective control of tapeworm.

With FEC tests offering poor sensitivity for detecting tapeworm infection, the EquiSal test measures tapeworm-specific antibodies in saliva. This enables sensitive detection of infection to inform anti-tapeworm treatments.

Analysis of the 2015-2023 UK EquiSal dataset (below) demonstrates that, overall, only 1 in 3 horses is recommended for treatment, considerably reducing anthelmintic applications and, thus, protecting efficacy.

EquiSal Tapeworm kits are available via >500 veterinary and SQP stockists in the UK. Through postal collection points, the service is accessible for testing horses in the EU.

For further information go to equisal.co.uk/ or email: [email protected]
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Have you carried out a FEC and Equisal tapeworm test for your horse/s recently? If not then they are available on our website.

⚠️⚠️⚠️BANK HOLIDAY COMING⚠️⚠️⚠️
Just a reminder that there is a Bank Holiday this weekend therefore please avoid posting samples after Thursday, until Tuesday. This may cause delays with Royal Mail next week too.
Many thanks
The Feclab Team
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🐑Now is the time to start faecal egg counts (FECs) on February and March-born lambs, says SCOPS🐑

While roundworm activity so far this season has been relatively low, the Sustainable Control of Parasites in Sheep (SCOPS) Group says the recent temperature increase means this could change quickly on many farms, as warm, damp conditions encourage larvae to hatch from eggs and develop into infective larvae on pastures.

To fond out more, follow the link below⤵️
www.scops.org.uk/news/24656/now-is-the-time-to-start-faecal-egg-counts-fecs-on-february-and-march...
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Happy Friday!
Now Resolved 🤞
Our website seems to have taken an early weekend! Please bear with us while we resolve this 😉
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Bank Holiday Reminder
Please avoid sending samples from tomorrow, until Tuesday, to avoid being held over the BH.
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⚠️ Nematodirus Update - Protect your Lambs ⚠️
You may have recently seen an update from SCOPS, highlighting the earlier than usual appearance of Nematodirus this year.
Please check the map for your area and where risk is heightened a proactive approach, where lambs are outside grazing should be taken to protect them. Timing is key!
While Nematodirus can be seen in a FEC, by this point it can often be too late.Has your spot changed colour yet?!🔴⚫️

Track the threat of nematodirus to YOUR flock with the ‘traffic lights’ on the SCOPS Nematodirus Forecast map🐑

More at www.scops.org.uk/nematodirus
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⚠️ Nematodirus Update - Protect your Lambs ⚠️
You may have recently seen an update from SCOPS, highlighting the earlier than usual appearance of Nematodirus this year.
Please check the map for your area and where risk is heightened a proactive approach, where lambs are outside grazing should be taken to protect them. Timing is key!
While Nematodirus can be seen in a FEC, by this point it can often be too late.

Lambing time, here at Feclab has begun!
We hope your lambing season has gone/ goes well.
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Lambing time, here at Feclab has begun! 
We hope your lambing season has gone/ goes well.

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⚠️ 📢 Temporary closure for EquiSal samples.
Due to an exciting move to a new premises Equisal samples will not be tested between the 29th of February and the 12th of March. Please avoid posting back your EquiSal samples during this time.The team at EquiSal is excited to announce that we are moving to a much larger purpose-built laboratory during March 2024.

Due to the complexity of moving robotics and other laboratory equipment, we will be closed for the duration of the move so no testing will be carried out.

Please avoid sending us samples during this time but any samples arriving will be safely stored in our fridges to await testing.

You can continue to use addressed envelopes as we will be forwarding post following the move.

Keep an eye out for more updates!
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⚠️ 📢 Temporary closure for EquiSal samples. 
Due to an exciting move to a new premises Equisal samples will not be tested between the 29th of February and the 12th of March. Please avoid posting back your EquiSal samples during this time.
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