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Table 4 Mean (±SEM) FECs (epg) of the 1 to 6-month old village and dairy co-operative calves (mean age at first visit: 3.91 and 3.95 months, respectively) that were sampled before and 13 or 14 days after oral treatment with 7.5 mg/kg albendazole to evaluate anthelmintic efficacy

From: Proof of concept of faecal egg nematode counting as a practical means of veterinary engagement with planned livestock health management in a lower income country

Group Number of calves Pre-treatment trichostrongyle epg Post-treatment trichostrongyle epg Pre-treatment Toxocara epg Post-treatment Toxocara epg
Village 21 female
18 male
778 (±335) 81 (±17) 1559 (±1027) 4 (±3)
FECR
95% CIs:
89.6%
72.6%; 96.1%
FECR
95% CIs:
99.8%
98.2%; 100%
Dairy co-operative 26 female
14 male
106 (±34) 105 (±30) 286 (±276) 4 (±3)
FECR
95% CIs:
1.2%
−132.1%; 57.9%
FECR
95% CIs:
98.7%
85.3%; 99.9%