A faecal sedimentation test that can be used to detect the presence of lungworm in equines. A parasite most commonly found in donkeys, it is rare for lungworm larvae to develop to full maturity in horses, though young, old and immune compromised horses and ponies can be susceptible.
The sedimentation test separates out the comparatively heavy eggs of the lungworm from the faecal matter for identification under the microscope. Because of the laboratory process involved a larger amount of dung is required than for a standard worm egg count and it and takes a number of days to process the sample for identification. We will ask you to submit two sample pots of dung to complete this test.
Direct From the Lab
Order a pack through or secure online shop or call us on 01670 791994. Your pack will contain all you need to collect and send samples including a postage paid return envelope and pre- paid vouchers for the laboratory testing along with plenty of helpful information. Choose how many horses to test and buy the right number of kits.
Use a Westgate Labs Merchant
We work with over 200 shops, retailers, vets and SQPs to provide our worm counts and pinworm tests as a service in store near you. Collect and pay for the collection strips you need in store, send off the samples in the prepaid envelope provided. Your local retailer will contact you with your results and in most cases will also be able to provide advice and any wormers if required. Look for our sign to buy with confidence.
Lungworm test kit detect infection of adult, egg laying lungworm in equines
Test kit includes everything you need to take and send a sample including pre-paid voucher(s) for laboratory testing and veterinary approved worming advice from our friendly team of qualified SQP's if required.
- £15.00 per horse