Here at Ararat Veterinary Clinic, we are proud to offer worm egg count testing for our patients.
Worm egg count testing is the amount of worms noted in a stool sample.
The results are given as eggs per gram (epg) of stool.
Strongyle and Nematodirus are the most common eggs noted.
Just because your sheep have worms, does not mean that you have a problem.
It all depends on the type of worms present as well as the stage of the worms. The season, along with whether or not your sheep are pregnant, is also taken into consideration before determining if you have a worm problem.
Worm egg counts are quite accurate to determine the worm population in your herd of sheep.
The goal is to find a problem before your whole herd becomes affected. By the time your sheep show signs, it may be too late.
Worm egg counts are also helpful to determine if your worming schedule is working or not.