• To improve nematode egg counting in equine faecal samples and establish whether the matrix of equine faeces or the eggs affect the counts, the analytical sensitivity, accuracy and precision of Mini-FLOTAC (combined with Fill-FLOTAC), McMaster and Cornell-Wisconsin techniques were compared. (biomedcentral.com)
  • The egg suspensions were added to the negative faeces (250 g) and thoroughly homogenized to give four faecal samples (250 g each) for each EPG level (10, 50, 200 and 500). (biomedcentral.com)
  • Despite treatment with praziquantel (PZQ) at 40 mg/kg in food, several chimpanzees on Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary (NICS) continue to excrete eggs of Schistosoma mansoni. (surrey.ac.uk)
  • Their control has relied on treatment with anthelmintic drugs, which has resulted in parasite resistance to such products. (agrocienciauruguay.uy)
  • Resistance occurs when the same amount of the same dewormer you used to use, does not control the same parasites at the same time of year as it used to (try saying that fast three time. (zeroeggcount.com)
  • A comprehensive 'integrated parasite management' strategy seems the best and most effective approach against livestock parasites, BOTH on organic farms with limited treatment tools, but also on conventional farms where increasingly, the commercial dewormer medicines are losing their effectiveness as parasites develop resistance and common management practices facilitate susceptible animals and re-infection. (nodpa.com)
  • When an animal is fed an inadequate ration, or is deficient in certain vitamins and minerals (especially copper, cobalt, iron and vitamins A, D, and B), their resistance to internal parasites is decreased. (nodpa.com)
  • The major risk factors can therefore be broadly classified as parasite factors (including epidemiology of the different species), host factors (genetic resistance, age and physiological status of the animal) and environmental factors (climate, nutrition, stocking density and management). (biomedcentral.com)
  • Developing genetic and genomic resources for this parasite will facilitate the identification of the genetic changes conferring anthelmintic resistance and may help design new drugs or vaccines to combat disease and improve animal health. (wikipedia.org)
  • Indeed, some researchers think that a certain internal parasite population is necessary for an animal to maintain a healthy competitive balance and vigorous immune system, and that eliminating a normal mixed parasite population renders the animal vulnerable to other more serious problems. (nodpa.com)
  • Veterinary parasitologists study the genesis and development of parasitoses in animal hosts, as well as the taxonomy and systematics of parasites, including the morphology , life cycles, and living needs of parasites in the environment and in animal hosts. (wikipedia.org)
  • Feeding cassava foliage ( wilted, sun-dried or ensiled ) increased growth rates and reduced nematode parasite egg counts (EPG) compared with un-supplemented goats. (lrrd.org)
  • Productivity of small ruminants, especially goats, in many tropical areas is often poor and has been related to limitations caused by parasites, inadequate nutrition, unimproved genotypes and poor management (Devendra and Burns 1983). (lrrd.org)
  • Targeted selective treatment methods such as the FAMACHA method may be valuable in reducing the number of dosing intervals, thus reducing the percentage of surviving parasites that are resistant to anthelmintics. (wikipedia.org)
  • Quantitative genetic analyses indicated that there was substantial genetic variation among lambs in faecal egg counts and in worm length but the analyses provided no evidence for genetic variation in worm numbers. (edu.au)
  • The three major Soil-Transmitted Helminths (STH), Ascaris lumbricoides, Necator americanus/Ancylostoma duodenal and Trichuris trichiura are among the most prevalent parasites worldwide. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • The activities of primaquine in combination with quinine or artesunate against asexual- and sexual-stage parasites were assessed in 176 adult Thai patients with uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria. (isharonline.org)
  • Veterinarians can do fecal egg and adult counts for specific parasites. (nodpa.com)
  • Ivermectin as an over-the-counter (OTC) chemical dewormer indicated for controlling parasites in horses. (zeroeggcount.com)
  • It is most commonly used to monitor parasites in horses and other grazing and livestock animals. (wikipedia.org)
  • Parasites of domestic animals , ( livestock and pet animals), as well as wildlife animals are considered. (wikipedia.org)
  • Only 1 chimpanzee appeared to be free from infection and active egg excretion was confirmed in 6 animals. (surrey.ac.uk)
  • There were tendencies for prevalence of FOB to decrease in children who became egg negative and increase in those who became egg positive. (surrey.ac.uk)
  • 1 sample with 2 eggs detected in the 6-fold KK was not identified with the UCAA2000 assay.The UCAA2000 test is an appropriate candidate for accurate identification of all infected individuals in low-endemic regions.Assay materials do not require refrigeration and collected urine samples may be stored and transported to central test laboratories without the need to be frozen. (nih.gov)
  • After hatching from their eggs, H. contortus larvae molt several times, resulting in an L3 form that is infectious for the animals. (wikipedia.org)
  • EPG values detected by Mini-FLOTAC did not differ significantly from expected counts at any level of egg density. (biomedcentral.com)
  • The density of animal stocking and the length of time between pasture rotations strongly affect the parasite load. (nodpa.com)
  • The amount of damage that parasites can inflict depends on the S-E-N (stress/environment/nutrition) status of the animal. (nodpa.com)
  • In an animal likely to be anemic and have parasite issues, the inner eyelid and conjunctiva will be white to pale pink. (nodpa.com)
  • A calm strong well-nourished healthy animal with a healthy competitive gut is your best defense against parasite problems. (nodpa.com)
  • Immunological examinations, such as indirect immunofluorescence , ELISA , Immunoblotting ( Western blot ), and Complement fixation test are methods of identifying different kinds of parasites by detecting the presence of their antigens on or within the parasite itself. (wikipedia.org)
  • Molecular biological methods involve studying the DNA of the parasite in order to identify it. (wikipedia.org)
  • Methods to count the number of eggs per gram: Willis method. (wikipedia.org)
  • Also, certain types of parasites are thought to contribute to colic, anemia, and nutritional deficiencies. (zeroeggcount.com)
  • Haematological examinations involve examining the blood of animals to determine the presence of parasites. (wikipedia.org)
  • In domesticated animals, parasitism is also very common, but it can become a serious issue when the delicate host/parasite balance is upset. (nodpa.com)
  • Healthy animals under minimal stress, fed a nutritionally balanced diet, will often be able to keep parasite load in check much easier than weakened animals. (nodpa.com)
  • Stressed and weakened animals will be more susceptible to parasites. (nodpa.com)
  • Calcified schistosome eggs were found in the rectal snips from 5 chimpanzees and liver fibrosis was clearly documented, indicative of progressive disease in 6 animals, the latter being surprisingly advanced in a younger chimpanzee. (surrey.ac.uk)
  • In mosquitoes, it can be measured at several stages, but the number of eggs laid by females is often considered as a good estimate. (biomedcentral.com)