Doing a fecal

Discussion in 'Parasites' started by IslandBranch, Dec 25, 2013.

  1. IslandBranch

    IslandBranch New Member

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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.
     
  2. IslandBranch

    IslandBranch New Member

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    Oct 13, 2013
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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!
     

  3. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator

    My understanding that is a good one.
     
  4. IslandBranch

    IslandBranch New Member

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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 :)
     
  5. mamawcurry

    mamawcurry New Member

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    Dec 24, 2012
    Can you tell me where you found instructions on doing fecals?
     
  6. IslandBranch

    IslandBranch New Member

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    Oct 13, 2013
    Nashville, TN