C Vasconcelos-Nóbrega, C Santos , C Mega , C Coelho , R Cruz , H Vala, F Esteves , JR Mesquita The Veterinary Nurse, Vol. 8, Iss. 8, 27 Nov 2017, pp 458 - 462Classical coprological methods allow for inexpensive, quick and reliable detection of parasitic elements. However, the detection of these parasitic elements may be insufficient and quantification of the parasitic burden may be required. As such, faecal egg counts can play a crucial role in providing these extra data.