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Table 1 Mean EPG of T. canis , ancylostomidae, T. vulpis in 59 faecal samples using five copromicroscopic techniques and two flotation solutions, sodium chloride (FS2) and zinc sulphate (FS7)

From: Mini-FLOTAC, a new tool for copromicroscopic diagnosis of common intestinal nematodes in dogs

Parasite Fresh faeces (mean EPG) Faeces fixed in 5% formalin (mean EPG)
Direct smear Flotation in tube Wisconsin Flotation in tube Wisconsin Mini-FLOTAC FLOTAC dual technique
FS2 FS7 FS2 FS7 FS2 FS7 FS2 FS7 FS2 FS7 FS2 FS7
T. canis 0.2** 5.8** 7.4** 20.5** 27.0** 5.3** 6.2** 66.6* 80.2* 118.3 129.3 118.6 134.2
Ancylostomidae 0.1+ 32.1** 17.4+ 41.9** 22.8+ 29.1** 4.9+ 55.5* 30.2** 124.8 72.9* 92.8 66.8*
T. vulpis 0.4+ 4.6+ 6.2+ 28.6+ 36.8** 5.6+ 3.5+ 43.0** 53.1** 82.3* 73.3* 59.5** 109.4
  1. Significant differences for different symbols (*,**,+) (Pā€‰<ā€‰0.05).