Optimal fecal assessment.

  title={Optimal fecal assessment.},
  author={John D Broussard},
  journal={Clinical techniques in small animal practice},
  volume={18 4},
Fecal testing is a common component of most gastrointestinal work-ups. A multitude of diagnostic techniques are available for identifying parasites and pathogens, or showing abnormalities of flora. Optimal fecal assessment involves careful formulation of a differential list based on signalment, history, and clinical signs. Tests should be selected and interpreted based on their relative sensitivity and specificity for specific conditions. It is essential to use effective testing methods for the… CONTINUE READING