The standard centrifugul force fecal flotation test is our primary test. All testing supplies are disposable to ensure that no cross contamination can occur. Because of this we do not offer a modified McMaster technique.
A commercial sodium nitrate solution is used as the flotation medium. Post centrifugation, the samples have more medium added and a 22 x 22 mm coverslip applied. After 10 minutes, the cover slips are removed and applied to a slide as a wet mount. The entire cover slip is examined and counted. The results are reported in eggs per gram. No additional mathematical computation is required. Any of the following parasites (and occasionally some less common parasites) may be identified with the standard fecal flotation test and will be included in your report:
Haemonchus contortus (Barberpole worm)
Ostertagia ostertagi (Brown stomach worm)
Trichostrongylus axei (Bankrupt worm)
Bunostomom spp (Hookworm)
Trichuris ovis (Whipworm)
Nematodirus (Thin-neck worm)
Moneizia expansa (Tapeworm)
Strongyloides papillosus (Thread worm)
Cooperia spp (small intestinal roundworm)
Dictyocaulus viviparus and Muelleriuscapillaris (Lungworm)
Sample requirements: Please include ~10 pellets per goat in a ziplock type bag labeled with animal's name.