Ferret Worm Count Kit
We often do not consider the impact of intestinal worms for Ferrets and therefore they are often undetected unless present in large numbers or are causing symptoms. It is important to be aware that they too are susceptible to worm challenges which can be transmitted by other pets in the household.
The most common challenges seen in Ferrets are Coccidia and Giardia. On top of this, Ferrets can also suffer with mites (See our Mange kits).
What we screen for:
- Giardia (both in stool and antigen)
Symptoms may include:
- Weight loss
- Lack of appetite
- Poor condition / coat
A Faecal egg count is a snap shot of a specific moment in time. The test detects eggs of mature parasites that live inside the body and pass their eggs to the outside by shedding them into the dogs stool’s. It is possible that at the time of testing the parasites are too young to produce eggs, if no eggs are being shed the infection cannot be detected. There is also a possibility the eggs are In such small numbers at the time of testing they would be undetectable Thus showing a negative result. The above is extremely rare but we would like to point out the possibilities.