FECPAKG2 enables you to take control of your own FEC testing. Alternatively, it provides vet clinics with a fully auditable, image based system to conduct FEC testing on your samples.
Behind nutrition, parasites are one of the most significant issues impacting horse health and performance in grazing environments. The management of parasites on horse properties can be challenging, expensive and time consuming. Anthelmintic (drench) resistance in horses can result in unnecessary treatments and less-than-optimal health.
FECPAKG2 make an invisible problem visible and more intuitive to manage by replacing the traditional microscope-based parasite testing method with an internet connected, image based system.
The innovative FECPAKG2 diagnostic platform makes faecal egg count (FEC) testing easier and faster to do virtually anywhere, by anyone.
Making FEC testing easy to do on-site helps equine managers develop the right treatment programme for valuable individual animals.
Validation of FECPAKG2 in horses has been undertaken by Aberystwyth University who stated in their report:
UK research undertaken by Fiona Tyson has concluded FECPAKG2 is effective for performing faecal egg counts in horses and it could even help slow the development of parasite resistance in the equine industry.
The peer reviewed study called Novel Equine Faecal Egg Diagnostics: Validation of the FECPAKG2 was published in July 2020. And concluded;
It is anticipated that the user-friendliness of the method will increase the uptake of FECs amongst horse owners by the direct use of the technology or through their veterinary practice, likely slowing the development of anthelmintic resistance.
To review the research paper see it here.
There are also currently two Ph.D. students working with FECPAKG2 in horses at Berlin University in Germany and Aberystwyth University in Wales.
FECPAKG2 is helping equine managers and farmers improve their animals’ health and performance in many countries around the world, from Australia and New Zealand to Pakistan, South Africa, the United States, and Wales.
FECPAKG2 revolutionises parasite management. It is an internet connected, image based diagnostic platform scientifically validated to conduct faecal egg count (FEC) tests on animals. With FECPAKG2 you can save time and money, improve animal health and performance, and use worming treatments more sustainably.
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