Scientists in Japan have been looking for a more reliable way of diagnosing tapeworm infections in horses.
They have found that fecal exmination the day after deworming provides a reliable way of detecting tapeworm eggs.
A pilot study of 12 horses examined fecal samples before and one day after treating with bithionol. All horses had a higher tapeworm egg count the day after treatment.
In a further study they found that tapeworm egg counts were dramatically higher on the first day after treatment. By the second day they had fallen back to pretreatment levels.
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