RVC/FAO guide to Veterinary Parasitology
Flotation fluids: Specialised requirements

1. Magnesium sulphate

Specific gravity: 1.2

This solution gives a better recovery of Trichuris, Capillaria and Ascaris eggs and is best for Metastrongylus.

Magnesium sulphate: 400 grams
Water: 1000 ml

2. Zinc sulphate

Specific gravity: 1.364

This is the best solution for the recovery of Fasciola eggs.

Zinc sulphate: 371 grams
Water: 1000 ml