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Table 1 Summary of results of the substrate study and temperature study

From: Equine Cyathostominae can develop to infective third-stage larvae on straw bedding

  Substrate study Temperature study
Plot herbage Dry straw Moist straw Deep litter straw Grass turf Moist straw
Temperature (°C) 20–21 20–21 20–21 20–21 8–10 15 20–23
Humidity (%) 56–58 61–77 61–76 60–76 70–85 55–65 30–40
FWEC (epg) of faecal source 0 150 850 0 150 850 0 150 850 0 150 850 1,200 1,200 1,200
Total no. of cyathostomine L3/kg recovered 0 0 0 0 977 7,594 0 0 9,996 0 2,500 8,000 0 25,644 21,644
Proportion of viable cyathostomine eggs recovered as larvae 0 0 0 0.480 0.182 0 0 0.156 0.535 0.021 na na na
No. of days to first larval detection 8 8 10 17 10 13 13
  1. Abbreviation: na not available
  2. Horse or donkey faecal pats with faecal worm egg counts (FWEC) of 0, 150, 850 or 1,200 eggs per gram (epg) were placed in incubators for approximately 3 weeks and plot herbage samples were collected either twice (substrate study) or three times (temperature study) weekly