Decreased milk production, reduced feed efficiency and a suppressed immune system are some of the costly consequences of an internal parasite infection, but fecal examination is an effective way to identify the culprit and treat it accordingly.
A fecal examination is a useful tool in determining the presence and level of an internal parasite infection. Veterinarian Dr. Katie Speller (formerly with Animart) provided the following steps to conduct a modified Wisconsin sugar float test:
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