So, here’s Jodi’s document which explains what WORM COUNTS are for those of you who’ve never heard of them but may just be interested.
WORM COUNTS –
By Jodi Davies for the Facebook Rhodesian Ridgebacks Show Page UK
Until Wormcount.com was created, routine worm counts for companion animals were expensive and time consuming, as they were carried out almost exclusively by a Vet. You took your pet to the Vet, and then had to return with a faecal sample, which was then sent off to the lab. Several days passed and you were presented with the results, and a big bill. Worming advice was given and generally chemical worming products were also sold to you. There is nothing wrong with this process, except that it is taking up a Vet’s very valuable diagnostic surgery time on a routine process.
Now Wormcount.com offers a personal, fast, reliable, cost-effective alternative. This will save a visit to the Vet for you, and maximise the Vet’s time for sick animals.
So what is a worm count?
■A Faecal Egg Count or FEC counts the number of worm eggs in your pet’s faeces (poo).
■The results are presented as ‘eggs per gram’ (epg) of faeces. There is an easy to understand key on your Wormcount.com result sheet.
■The number of eggs is an indication of the number of adult worms in the gut of your dog or cat.
■Lungworm and heartworm tests are different as they test for live larvae in the faeces.
Why should I use a worm count?
■It will help you to decide whether you need to worm
■It can tell you if your worming regime is working
■It can give you information about the amount of contamination going into your environment.