Faecal Egg Count (FEC) LAB CLOSED UNTIL 6 FEB 2020
THE LAB IS NOW
PLEASE NOTE: We are taking a short break! The lab will close from Friday 17 January 2020 and will reopen on Thursday 6 February 2020. PLEASE ENSURE ANY SAMPLES REACH EBW NO LATER THAN THURSDAY 16 JANUARY 2020 (if they hang about in my PO Box for a couple of weeks, the lovely ladies at the post office will not be my friends any more!) Thanks for your patience and understanding.
IMPORTANT: EBW does NOT send out test kits when you order a FEC test. We have chosen this path in order to keep costs to our clients at a minimum and to provide a rapid turnaround time for your results. For shipping instructions and accompanying horse data sheet please follow the links below. Thanks!
Please be aware that some Australia Post deliveries from regional areas are now taking a week or more to arrive at our lab. In light of this, you might wish to invest a couple of $ extra and send your horses’ samples to us by Express Post.
AT CHECKOUT ENTER thanks01 FOR YOUR COUPON DISCOUNT FOR ORDERS OF 3 OR MORE FEC’S PAID FOR TOGETHER AND SENT IN THE SAME SHIPMENT!
EBW’s modern laboratory technology will test your horses’ faecal samples to an accuracy as low as 8 eggs per gram (EPG) using a modified McMaster testing technique. FECs are the first step in determining the presence of adult parasitic worms in your horse and the degree of egg-shedding by these adult worms – eggs that are contributing to contamination of your pastures.
Complete one FEC Data Sheet for each horse and follow these postage tips below:
- Shipping Instructions: triple-pack your horse’s faecal sample according to EBW’s 4 simple steps
- If you are sending just one sample within a ziplock bag instead of the recommended container, be aware that sometimes these are sorted through Australia Post’s ‘fast lane’ and the sample may be damaged. If you are going to do this, make sure you bulk up the package, e.g. with some bubble wrap.
- send the sample to us at:
PO Box 508, Goolwa, SA, 5214.
In undertaking FEC/RT, EBW also scans for the presence of equine parasitic eggs other than Strongyles/Cyathostomins.
‘Quick results for you, or we return your poo!’
Price is per test.