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Pooled testing

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

How to

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