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Old 12-25-2013, 04:23 PM   #1
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My son got a microscope for Christmas, and I can't wait to do a fecal on my goats!
I'm pretty handy with a microscope, but if anyone has directions or pointers about things like how to prepare the slide, whether you should stain it, or any other tips you can think of I'd appreciate it.



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Old 12-25-2013, 04:29 PM   #2
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Jut found instructions on FiasCo's site, which I'm sure are good instructions. If anyone has any additional tips, though, feel free to share!



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My understanding that is a good one.

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I did it and saw 4-6 of what I though were ova. According to FiasCo that's a low worm load

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Can you tell me where you found instructions on doing fecals?

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Yes!
http://fiascofarm.com/goats/fecals.htm
FiasCo Farm is my #1 go-to site for goat info. I also use her herbal wormer and it seems to do well.



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