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Title: ABC series on diagnostic parasitology part 1: the Willis method
Author: Mesquita, João R.
Esteves, Fernando
Santos, Carla
Mega, Ana Cristina
Coelho, Catarina
Cruz, Rita
Vala, Helena
Nóbrega, Cármen
Keywords: Willis method
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: VETN
Citation: Mesquita, J.R., Esteves, F., Santos, C., Mega, C., Coelho, C., Cruz, R., Vala, H., and Nóbrega, C. (2017). ABC series on diagnostic parasitology part 1: the Willis method. The Veterinary Nurse, 8(7), 398-402. doi:10.12968/vetn.2017.8.7.398
Abstract: Diagnosis of parasitic infections in animals is an interesting task that can be developed by veterinary nurses. To perform direct identification of parasites, particularly ova present in faeces, it is possible to use faecal smears, flotation and sedimentation tests. Faecal flotation is fast and inexpensive, and can be quickly implemented as a measure for infection control. Herewith we describe the Willis method, one of the most used flotation methods.
Peer review: yes
DOI: 10.12968/vetn.2017.8.7.398
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