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Table 1 Descriptive statistics of the untransformed faecal egg counts of alpaca gastrointestinal nematodes using McMaster and FECPAKG2 methods

From: Comparison of McMaster and FECPAKG2 methods for counting nematode eggs in the faeces of alpacas

Floatation solution Method % Test-positive samples (proportion) P-value Arithmetic mean EPG ± SE 95% CI Range of EPG
Salt McMaster 89 (81/91) 0.03 335 ± 62 211–458 0–3435
FECPAKG2 77 (70/91) 438 ± 83 273–603 0–5180
Sugar McMaster 73 (69/94) 0.16 448 ± 138 174–723 0–10,515
FECPAKG2 64 (60/94) 280 ± 86 109–450 0–6930
  1. Abbreviations: EPG eggs per gram of faeces, SE standard error of the mean, CI confidence interval