Faecal egg counts provide a reliable measure of Trichostrongylus tenuis intensities in free-living red grouse Lagopus lagopus scoticus.

@article{Seivwright2004FaecalEC,
  title={Faecal egg counts provide a reliable measure of Trichostrongylus tenuis intensities in free-living red grouse Lagopus lagopus scoticus.},
  author={L J Seivwright and Steve Redpath and Franccois Mougeot and Lawrence Watt and Peter J. Hudson},
  journal={Journal of helminthology},
  year={2004},
  volume={78 1},
  pages={69-76}
}
The reliability of different egg counting methods for estimating the intensity of Trichostrongylus tenuis infections in red grouse, Lagopus lagopus scoticus, was investigated in the autumn, when grouse may harbour high parasite intensities. Possible limitations to the use of these methods were also examined. Faecal egg counts were found to accurately estimate T. tenuis worm intensities, at least up to an observed maximum of c. 8000 worms. Two egg counting methods (smear and McMaster) gave… CONTINUE READING

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