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Table 1 Numbers, relative frequencies of samples positive for the respective helminth species/group and eggs per gram faeces in horse faecal samples (n = 1067) analysed using the Mini-FLOTAC, FECPAKG2 and combined sedimentation/flotation methods

From: Comparison of FECPAKG2, a modified Mini-FLOTAC technique and combined sedimentation and flotation for the coproscopic examination of helminth eggs in horses

Test procedures Strongylidae Parascaris spp Strongyloides westeri Anoplocephalidae Oxyuris equi
Mini-FLOTAC
 Number 436a 43a 3 28 5
 Frequency (%) 40.9 4.0 0.3 2.6 0.5
 95% CI 38.0–43.8 3.0–5.4 0.1–0.8 1.8–3.8 0.2–1.0
 Mean epg 97.3 5.3 0.44 0.9 0.4
 SD epg 254.6 50.1 13.9 8.1 9.5
 Range epg 0–2590 0–905    
FECPAKG2
 Number 317b 20b 4 3 1
 Frequency (%) 29.7 1.87 0.4 n.a n.aa
 95% CI 27.3–32.8 1.2–2.9 0.1–1.0 n.a n.a
 Mean epg 116.5 2.8 0.17 n.a n.a
 SD epg 387.4 29.2 2.75 n.a n.a
 Range epg 0–905 0–630    
Sedimentation/ flotation
 Number 496a 49a 6 29 6
 Frequency (%) 46.5 4.6 0.6 2.7 0.6
 95% CI 43.5–49.4 3.4–6.0 0.3–1.2 1.8–3.8 0.3–1.2
  1. CI, Confidence interval; epg, (number of) eggs per gram faeces; SD, standard deviation
  2. Values in the same column followed by different lowercase letters (a, b) are significantly different (P < 0.01) in proportions (mid-P exact tested with P-values corrected using the “Holm” method)
  3. an.a indicates not available. The FECPAKG2 device has never been evaluated for detection of Anoplocephalidae and Oxyuridae and, therefore, the few positive samples were not used to calculate frequencies and other statistics