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With an increasing risk of resistance to wormers, Worm Egg Counts are perfect as part of your targeted worming programme! NADIS and Vets are encouraging the use of FEC to help lower the use of worming unnecessarily.
 

Poultry Faecal Egg Counts

As poultry owners, whether for a few chickens or a larger flock, we know the importance of keeping our birds in the best of health. Worm Egg Counts (FEC) are an excellent tool to support this whether you are a farmer, smallholder or vet. They play an important role in worming programmes. FEC are a very useful way of establishing risk of worm burdens in your flock.

FEC can allow you to carry out any treatment needed, targeting specific parasites where a burden has been identified. On top of this, when a re-test is carried out, following treatment, this allows us to use data to analyse how effective treatment has been and identify possible resilience.
Another benefit to carrying out a FEC is that they give us an insight in to the health of our animals in a non-invasive way.
FEC for poultry look at the following worm eggs within your sample.

  • Gastrointestinal Worms (Chicken roundworm, Gizzard worm, Hookworm, Hair or thread worm, Caecal worm and tape worm)
  • Syngamustrachea (Gape worm)
  • Coccidia

 

Please Note

Please note tapeworm eggs may not show up on a FEC due to the way they are expelled however, if they are seen they will be added to your results.

Available test kits for Poultry

You can now purchase your freepost Animal specific worm egg count from our website. You will receive your results within 48 hours of receipt by email or post whichever you prefer. 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.
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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!
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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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