Parasite Prevalence

With innovative AI technology, VETSCAN IMAGYST is powered to detect parasitic ova, cysts and oocysts

Intestinal parasites remain prevalent, despite the variety of medications available1,2

Most recently available prevalence data for gastrointestinal parasites in dogs

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Most recently available prevalence data for gastrointestinal parasites in cats

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Testing Guidelines

Routine monitoring and accurate parasite detection are critical to pet health

The Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC) recommends testing for intestinal parasites33:

≥4x/year UNTIL AGE 1

≥2x/year 1 YEAR OF AGE AND OLDER

  • Hookworms and roundworms hold the zoonotic potential to impact the health of pet owners34,35
  • Infected pets could contaminate their environment with these potentially zoonotic parasites36

Recommendations for testing and diagnosis of Giardia

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Traditional Challenges

Fecal centrifugation is the method of choice for veterinary parasitologists when concentrating parasitic eggs in feces

Traditional testing methods are complex and can yield inconsistent results37

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Up to 50% of infected dogs can go undetected by passive fecal flotation examinations done in private practice due to user error or limitations of the passive flotation technique38

Results can be influenced by38:

TRAINING

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Level of staff training

PREPARATION

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Required time and inconsistencies with sample preparation methods

TIME

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Truncated time preparing the sample or reading results due to other responsibilities in the clinic

VETSCAN IMAGYST advances the fecal diagnostic process, delivering consistent, accurate results38,39

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