For optimum results,
flotation solution (Sodium Nitrate or Zinc Sulfate) should
have a specific gravity of 1.18 to 1.20*. Take the guesswork
out of compounding fecal solution with this economical,
easy to use hydrometer. (See
. Hydrometer comes complete with unbreakable plastic cylinder.
(sugar) solution should be adjusted to SG 1.25-1.27.
Swing Arm Centrifuge and
receive the hydrometer free!
"Failure to ensure that a
prepared flotation solution has the proper Specific Gravity
could result in a missed diagnosis of either
canis, both of
which are pathogenic parasites in dogs. Solutions should be
properly prepared following standard formulas when using
bulk sugar or salts or specific label directions when
hydrating commercial salt solutions. After the solution has
been prepared, it is recommended that the Specific Gravity
be checked with a hydrometer".
-Dryden, M, et.al:
"Comparison of Common Fecal Flotation Techniques for the
Recovery of Parasite Eggs and Oocysts". Veterinary
Therapeutics, Vol 6, No. 1, 2005.