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Comparative studies on faecal egg counting techniques used for the detection of gastrointestinal parasites of equines: A systematic review

Abdul Ghafar, Ghazanfar Abbas, Justine King, Caroline Jacobson, Kristopher J Hughes, Charles El-Hage, Anne Beasley, Jenni Bauquier, Edwina JA Wilkes, John Hurley, Lucy Cudmore, Peter Carrigan, Brett Tennent-Brown, Martin K Nielsen, Charles G Gauci, Ian Beveridge, Abdul Jabbar

Current Research in Parasitology & Vector-Borne Diseases | Elsevier BV | Published : 2021


Faecal egg counting techniques (FECT) form the cornerstone for the detection of gastrointestinal parasites in equines. For this purpose, several flotation, centrifugation, image- and artificial intelligence-based techniques are used, with varying levels of performance. This review aimed to critically appraise the literature on the assessment and comparison of various coprological techniques and/or modifications of these techniques used for equines and to identify the knowledge gaps and future research directions. We searched three databases for published scientific studies on the assessment and comparison of FECT in equines and included 27 studies in the final synthesis. Overall, the perform..

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