Fun times for graduate students sampling pets’ poop for parasites
Posted: July 5th, 2012 - 6:06pm
Animal researchers want dog owners in Calgary to scoop up their pets’ poop and pass it on for a study examining gastrointestinal parasites.
Researcher Anya Smith says she hopes to find out how parasites are passed between dogs and other wild animals such as coyotes and rodents in urban parks.
In exchange for handing over their doggy doo, owners will get lab results detailing the health of their animals.