Precision, repeatability and representative ability of faecal egg counts in Heterakis gallinarum infected chickens

Das G., SAVAŞ T., KAUFMANN F., IDRIS A., Abel H., Gauly M.

VETERINARY PARASITOLOGY, vol.183, pp.87-94, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 183
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.vetpar.2011.07.005
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.87-94
  • Keywords: Heterakis gallinarum, Precision, Repeatability, Nematode egg shedding, Faecal egg counts, Faeces, SINGLE-DOSE INFECTION, NONSTARCH POLYSACCHARIDES, SHEEP, EXCRETION, FECUNDITY, OUTPUT
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes


This study investigated whether a precise and repeatable quantification of Heterakis gallinarum egg excretion, which considerably reflects the actual worm burdens, can be achieved based on collection of the daily total amount of faeces from chickens.