Fluke egg visualisation technique is used to visualise liver and rumen fluke eggs in dung using a microscope. Presence of liver fluke eggs is usually significant and indicates that veterinary advice should be sought on correct treatment. Interpretation of cases which are positive for rumen fluke is more difficult, and again veterinary advice should be sought. For more information visit www.animalhealthireland.ie
Faecal Coproantigen Test
Faecal Coproantigen test for liver fluke detection – This test is carried out on faeces for the diagnosis of liver fluke infestation in cattle or sheep. Many reports show that it is a more sensitive method of detecting fluke infestation than traditional methods of fluke egg detection in faeces. It may be particularly useful in cattle from 10 weeks post possible exposure to fluke infested pasture.
Fluke Antibody detection
Fasciola hepatica Ab Detection – used to identify the presence of antbodies in serum and milk.