Faecal egg counts and drench tests
Internal parasitism is a common problem in the Camden region frequently causing disease and mortality in sheep and goats.
The problems associated with internal parasites are exacerbated by a high incidence of resistance to the commonly available deworming products.
Pre- and post treatment faecal egg counts are useful to determine:
* if worming is necessary.
* the effectiveness of the products used.
* whether resistant parasites are present in the herd.
* the level of resistance.