Types of worm

Why do a faecal egg counts for Dogs!
Dogs can get a variety of intestinal parasites, including some that are commonly referred to as “worms.” Infestations of intestinal worms can cause a variety of symptoms.

Sometimes dogs demonstrate few to no outward signs of infection, and the infestation can go undetected despite being a potentially serious health problem. Some canine parasitic worms are hazards for humane health as well.

Dog Roundworm

Roundworms are canine common internal parasites in dogs. Resembling spaghetti, adult worms are three to four inches long. There are several ways dogs can become infected.

Dog Hookworm

Hookworms are much smaller than roundworms—less than an inch long—and reside primarily in the small intestine. Because they feed on an animal’s blood, hookworms can cause life-threatening anemia. Hookworm eggs are passed in the stool and hatch into larvae, and dogs can become infected either through ingestion or skin contact. Please note, hookworms are more common in dogs than cats.

Dog Tapeworm

Long and flat, tapeworms are segmented parasites and range from 4 to 28 inches in length. An infestation can cause vomiting or weight loss. Dogs acquire tapeworms by ingesting an intermediate host, like an infected flea or rodent. When dogs are infected, tapeworm segments—actual pieces of the worm that resemble grains of rice—can often be seen on the fur around a dogs hind end.

Dog Lungworm

Unlike intestinal parasites, lungworms reside in the lungs of a dog. Most dogs will not show any signs of having lungworms, but some can develop a cough. Snails and slugs are popular intermediate hosts of this type of parasite, but dogs are usually infected after eating a bird or rodent who has ingested an intermediate host.or drinking from streams or puddles.

Lungworm

Our Lungworm faecal sample test is done using a technique called Baermann flotation , which may show larvae of both Angiostrongylus and Crenosoma but bear in mind that larvae may only be present intermittently in the faeces and dogs may show clinical signs such as coughing prior to the larvae being present in the faeces.

The faecal sample is suspended in a solution for 24 hours, Then analysed, Lungworm Faecal tests are not 100% , if you know of Lungworm cases in your area a veterinary blood test is advisable.

Available test kits for Dogs & Cats

You can now purchase your freepost Animal specific worm egg count from our website. You will receive your result via email. In some cases we may post positive results i.e. for lungworm, if confirmation of receipt is not received. 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.

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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.
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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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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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