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Table 7 Methods used to monitor herds for liver fluke and farmer-reported results of tests used

From: Development and validation of a protocol to identify and recruit participants into a large scale study on liver fluke in cattle

Method   Dairy herds (n = 98) Non-dairy herds (n = 92) All herds (n = 190)
   Number (%) Positive (%) Number (%) Positive (%) Number (%) Positive (%)
F. hepatica Bulk tank milk ELISA Yes 48 (49) 28 (58.3) NAa
No 50 (51)      
Liver inspection at abattoir Yes 32 (32.7) 24 (75.0) 23 (25.0) 16 (69.6) 55 (28.9) 40 (72.7)
No 36 (36.7) 14 (15.2) 50 (26.3)
Don’t know 2 (2.0) 0 (0.0) 2 (1.1)
NA 28 (28.6) 55 (59.8) 83 (43.7)
F. hepatica faecal egg count analysis Yes 8 (8.2) 4 (50.0) 6 (6.5) 2 (33.3%) 14 (7.4) 6 (42.86)
No 90 (91.8) 86 (93.5) 176 (92.6)
  1. aNA not applicable