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bigpepperplant

  • Joined Jul 2018
Deciphering worm count results
« on: October 20, 2021, 09:24:30 am »
Hi one of our ewes has lost quite a bit of weight over the past month despite appearing to feed normally so I did a worm count. The results showed 100epg strongyle eggs (roundworm/stomach hair worm). I can’t find anything clear online about whether this needs treatment or not. Any help much appreciated, thank you.

twizzel

  • Joined Apr 2012
Re: Deciphering worm count results
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2021, 10:12:23 am »
You could ring your vet, and explain the problems you’ve got with her. But 100epg I wouldn’t worm mine. Other diagnosis could be fluke, teeth problems, johnes, MV, an infection of some sort, so I’d speak to your vet today.

bigpepperplant

  • Joined Jul 2018
Re: Deciphering worm count results
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2021, 10:17:22 am »
Thank you, I will call the vet. I did have a look at her teeth but couldn’t see anything - hard to get a good look though!

Bywaters

  • Joined Apr 2016
Re: Deciphering worm count results
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2021, 10:21:15 am »
there's a lass down south who is a vet but also analyses fec.   You collect the samples, send them to her , she tells you what the answer is and discusses treatment and then does a follow up sample analysis for free

I believe her name is Emily 

orlestone.farm@outlook.com   is her email address.     Dr Emily Boreham BVetMed MRCVS
Www.wormadvice.com
Www.orlestonefarm.com
Tomtebo, Nickley Wood Road, Ashford TN26 1LZ
« Last Edit: October 20, 2021, 10:23:23 am by Bywaters »

 

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