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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