Faecal egg counts

At Rural Veterinary Services we offer faecal eggs counts (FECs)—a great way of monitoring worm burdens and drench resistance problems in your flock. We have nurses who are skilled in identifying and counting faecal eggs and who can offer free advice on decision-making in relation to drenching protocols.

To perform faecal egg counts we require a fresh sample of faeces—preferably from a number of different animals. These can be obtained by holding a mob in the corner of the paddock and then collecting 10 faeces left behind.