RVC/FAO guide to Veterinary Parasitology

Helminth parasites are found in all host groups of veterinary importance and may be associated with poor production, unthriftiness and disease. Diagnosis and assessment of the level of parasite infection is essential in order to decide the appropriate treatment and control measures.


The techniques outlined in this programme are designed for basic training and arranged to take the user step-by step through the procedures. Details of their application, limitations and guidelines for health and safety requirements are included.

Users requiring more detailed information on techniques and identification of eggs and larvae should refer to the relevant published literature.


The illustrated procedures can be applied in any field or diagnostic laboratory and equipment lists are provided.


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