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close this bookIntegrated Helminth Control - KARI technical note no. 2 (DFID - KARI, 1999, 54 p.)
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Anaemia Diagnosis

Diagnosis of fluke and Haemonchus infection in sheep and goats is aided by proper identification of signs of anaemia. Observing the eye as described in the diagram, and comparing the colour with the eye card will help identify the animals in a flock that will benefit from treatment.



For more information refer to the KARI/DFID Manual of Integrated Helminth Control.

This card is designed to help in the diagnosis of liver fluke and haemonchosis in sheep. In certain areas other diseases may cause anaemia.

1. Open the eyelid by pushing gently down on the upper eyelid with one thumb while the other thumb gently pulls the lower eyelid downwards.

2. Look closely at the colour inside the lower eyelid and compare it with the colours on the chart.

3. If the colour is similar to any of those above the black line, the animal should be treated with a suitable anthelmintic.

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