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Table 2 The sensitivity of the two different preservation methods and of five different copromicroscopic techniques for the diagnosis of T. canis , ancylostomidae and T. vulpis in 59 positive faecal samples

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

Parasite TOT positive samples Fresh faeces Faeces fixed in 5% formalin
Sensitivity (%) Sensitivity (%)
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 13 5.1** 66.6* 61.5** 87.2 92.3 51.3** 59.0** 94.9 94.9 100 100 100 100
Ancylostomidae 21 1.6** 96.8 82.5* 100 96.8 98.4 71.4** 100 96.8 100 100 100 100
T. vulpis 25 14.7** 66.6** 58.6** 89.3 96.0 74.6* 65.3** 98.6 97.3 100 100 100 100
  1. Significant differences for different symbols (*, **) (Pā€‰<ā€‰0.05).