Pet Rat / Mice / Rodent Worm Kit
All Feclab kits contain a 1st Class, Prepaid returns envelope (excluding the Giardia Rapid Antigen Home test kit). Kits can be posted in a standard letterbox, saving you the trip to a post office.
We often do not consider the impact of intestinal worms for Mice and rats 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.
The most common worms seen in rodents are tapeworm and pinworm. On top of this, rodents can also contract lice, which can be detected through our Lice Skin Health Impression Kit for small rodents.
What we screen for:
We screen for the most commonly seen parasites in rats and mice
- Tape worm
- Pin Worm (Includes Impression Tape)
Symptoms may include:
- Weight loss
- Loss of appetite
- Licking or chewing of rectum or base of tale (excessive)
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.