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A Modified and Simple McMaster Technique

  • Sv. Aa. Henriksen
Part of the Current Topics in Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science book series (CTVM, volume 9)

Abstract

A modified McMaster technique is described. The technique involves the use of inexpensive disposable materials (polystyrene cups and gauze). Comparative testing showed it to be sufficiently reliable for routine diagnostic examinations of bovine faecal samples for trichostrongyle eggs.

Keywords

Faecal Suspension Cattle Faeces McMaster Technique Sheep Faeces Flotation Solution 
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© ECSC, EEC, EAEC, Brussels-Luxembourg 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sv. Aa. Henriksen
    • 1
  1. 1.State Veterinary Serum LaboratoryCopenhagenDenmark

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