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Table 3 Mean EPG of T. canis , ancylostomidae, T. vulpis in 38 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** 5.5 ** 4.5 ** 9.5 ** 9.5 ** 1.5 ** 1.5 ** 44.5 * 69.5 * 63 * 90 90 102
Ancylostomidae 0 + 29 ** 7.3 + 35 ** 15 + 42 ** 9.3 + 89.3 * 23 + 108 90 120 77.3 *
T. vulpis 0.5 + 6.6 + 16.4 + 91.8 ** 117.4 ** 9.1 + 3.7 + 102.9 ** 136.3 * 168 * 194.2 * 135 * 269
  1. Significant differences for different symbols (*, **, +) (Pā€‰<ā€‰0.05).