REPTILE & AMPHIBIAN FECAL TEST KIT
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Mail in your animal's stool sample directly to a veterinary laboratory to detect if worm eggs are present. This is a complete pre-paid test. The envelope will require four (4) first class stamps to mail.
The kit will determine:
- If worms are present (only 30% are negative historically)
- Which specific worms are present
- What over-the-counter wormer is best to use
- If there is a resistance problem
- If a previous dewormer has worked
The test is quick and easy, collect 1-2 tsp. of fecal sample and mail in the included mailer from your home. A licensed veterinary laboratory will perform the test within 24 hours.
The results can be sent via email or fax
Q. My kit has an expiration date, is it not good?
A. The owner wanted to retire and had a 'last date' he would read samples; he found a new veterinarian/parasitologist to buy the laboratory so the samples do not expire.
Q. Why should I test my reptiles for worms?
A. Many parasites are commonly observed in low numbers in many reptile species, especially herbivorous species without clinical symptoms of parasitism. Large numbers of these worms can cause impaction, and abnormal gastrointestinal movement. Clinical signs include diarrhea, lethargy, weight loss, and anorexia. Gastrointestinal distention, constipation, pain, obstruction or intussusception can result from severe infestation.
Q. What if I see live worms in the sample?
A. Please separate worms from the stool and place in a small bag with 6 drops of water and 6 drops of alcohol. Mark the bag "WORMS INSIDE". You can also send photos to the veterinarian by emailing them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Q. Is this test accurate?
A. This laboratory focuses only on fecal parasitism and focuses their time allowing 1 to 4 hours for concentrating and centrifuging samples.
Q. How old can the sample be?
A. We recommend the sample be collected within the last 24 hours for the most accurate result.
Q. Can my reptile get parasites from feeder insects?
A. Invertebrate insects do not harbor parasites that can be passed to vertebrate animals unless they are an indirect part of their food cycle. When your insects are raised on a farm, they are in solitary confinement and not exposed to vertebrate animals (like reptiles) at all and therefore are not exposed to the fecal matter of parasite-carrying animals.