All about Fecal Diagnostics: Classic and Cutting-edge
Because parasitic infections make up a considerable portion of the daily activities in veterinary practice, clinical diagnostic parasitology can seem routine and even mundane. However, there is considerable science behind conducting appropriate parasite diagnostics. We will highlight many of the common errors and misperceptions about fecal diagnostics and examinations as well as review the clinical utility of using Giardia cyst wall antigen and excretory/secretory antigens of Toxocara, Ancylostoma, and Trichuris in our daily diagnostic procedures.
Review fecal diagnostics for intestinal parasites.
Introduce fecal antigen testing for roundworms, hookworms, and whipworms.
Provide overview of Giardia testing.
Share reference laboratory fecal testing data for roundworm, hookworm, and whipworm infection