Extracting protostrongylid nematode larvae from ungulate feces.

  title={Extracting protostrongylid nematode larvae from ungulate feces.},
  author={Sean G. Forrester and Murray W. Lankester},
  journal={Journal of wildlife diseases},
  volume={33 3},
A major weakness of the Baermann funnel technique for extracting nematode larvae from feces is the funnel. As many as 67% of Parelaphostrongylus tenuis first-stage larvae lodged on the sloping surface of glass Baermann funnels. The number of larvae collected after 24 hr was not significantly correlated with total numbers in the samples, whether feces were supported over tissue paper or over window screening. Instead, we collected about 8 times as many larvae and achieved a significant… CONTINUE READING

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