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How Fecal Egg Counts Can Help You Fight Parasites

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By Dave Scott, NCAT Agriculture Specialist

Published: June 2018

Updated: n/a



4 pages


Fecal Egg Counts (FEC) and FAMACHA© are two of the main tools that producers have for successfully reducing Haemonchus (Barber Pole Worm) infections. These two tools go hand in hand. Be sure to read the first tip sheet in this series, Why FAMACHA© Score?

Table of Contents

Parasite Resistance versus Resilience
Reasons for Performing Fecal Egg Counts
General Guidelines for Collecting Fecal Egg Counts
How Can I Learn How to do FEC?

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