Why use pooled testing?
Assess the infection level of a group of co-grazing sheep whilst only paying for one faecal egg count
- Reduces cost of monitoring
- Accurate estimation of the group mean egg count
- Useful for regular wormer efficacy checks
You – collect fresh faecal samples from 10-15 sheep in individual bags
Your faecal egg count provider will mix a representative amount from each sample
One sample is then processed from the pooled faeces