Thursday, September 4, 2008

Updated fecal culture data

Every two weeks, a pooled fecal sample is sent to the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine (Dr. Ray Kaplan's lab). After determining the fecal egg count of the pooled sample, the eggs are isolated from the feces and allowed to hatch into larvae. The larva is used to identify the type of parasites that are infecting the goats.

More data was received today. If you click on the table, a larger, clearer version of the table will be opened in another browser window.

Fecal culture data

Since the July 18th collection data, Haemonchus contortus (the barber pole worm) has comprised 98 percent or more of the parasite load in the goats on test.

In addition to identifying larva, the DrenchRite® Larval Development Assay (LDA) can be used to detect worm resistance to various anthelmintics (dewormers) and combinations of drugs.