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Equine Parasitology
Worms at the Royal Welsh Show
  1. Fiona Tyson,
  2. Peter M. Brophy,
  3. Russell M. Morphew,
  4. Tabitha Allen,
  5. Claire Pennington and
  6. Eurion Thomas
  1. Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences, Penglais Campus, Aberystwyth SY23 3DA
  2. Techion UK, Peithyll, Capel Dewi, Aberystwyth SY23 3HU
  1. e-mail: fit1{at}aber.ac.uk

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We have been developing the FECPAKG2 automated faecal egg counting platform (Techion Group) for horses. This tool can be used to investigate the level of anthelmintic resistance present among nematode parasite populations.

As part of our outreach strategy, we have performed faecal egg counts (FEC) on horses attending the Royal Welsh agricultural show in July 2017; one of the largest agricultural shows in Europe. Over the four days of the show we FEC tested 60 animals while collecting additional data on associated worming practices. All faecal samples were collected and prepared on site with images of the flotation preparations collected using the FECPAKG2 Micro-I (Fig 1) for analysis and eggs per gram of faeces (epg) were …

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