Doing your own fecal question....

Discussion in 'Goat Frenzy' started by MiddleRiver, Nov 21, 2007.

  1. MiddleRiver

    MiddleRiver New Member

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    Oct 29, 2007
    Northwest WI
    Ok, so my microscope should be here anyday. I've got what i need, including infomation, but my question is this - i want to do fecals for my horses as well, is there any information i could print out on the worm eggs that they may be haboring or what to look for ? Sorry if i put this in the wrong spot, i was sure where to post. Thanks !
     
  2. sweetgoats

    sweetgoats Moderator

    Oct 18, 2007
    Peyton CO.
    You know. I have thought that aslo. I did find the info somewhere and I am not sure where. I will have to look. I need to do one also on my horses. I for some reason was thinking that my vet said he would get me a page to look for. you might call a vet and see if they would do that for you.
     

  3. MiddleRiver

    MiddleRiver New Member

    155
    Oct 29, 2007
    Northwest WI
  4. Sweet Gum Minis

    Sweet Gum Minis New Member

    Oct 6, 2007
    Easley, SC
    Where'd you get your microscope? I wouldn't mind doing my own fecals too.
     
  5. getchagoat (Julie)

    getchagoat (Julie) Guest

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    Oct 5, 2007
    I know there are pictures for horse fecals somewhere on the web. I'd say google-away and see what you find. You can also do your dogs.
     
  6. goathappy

    goathappy New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Illinois
    Ashely, on Fias Co, if you type Doing Your Own Fecals in the search engine, she tells a place to get a really nice microscope for $100. I've been doing my own fecals for a while, it is very interesting :D
     
  7. fritzie

    fritzie New Member

    751
    Oct 6, 2007
    TENN
    i don't do my own but i did take fecals in to the vet today & they are all negative. so i am happy about that. i hope someday to be able to do my own
     
  8. goathappy

    goathappy New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Illinois
    They really aren't that hard to do Fritzie, I've been doing ours since we got goats, Fias Co has really good instructions.
     
  9. GSFarm

    GSFarm New Member

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    Oct 6, 2007
    Fairview, TN
    I've never had much luck looking at fecals. I can never tell what is what.

    Trob1 taught me how toand she's real good at it.
     
  10. Sweet Gum Minis

    Sweet Gum Minis New Member

    Oct 6, 2007
    Easley, SC
    Thanks! I'll have to get a microscope and do my own. :D
     
  11. fritzie

    fritzie New Member

    751
    Oct 6, 2007
    TENN
    thanks i hope some day to get the equipment & start doing my own to.
     
  12. sweetgoats

    sweetgoats Moderator

    Oct 18, 2007
    Peyton CO.
    I bought my scope on Ebay. I just had to wait, and I did get mine (really nice one), for $35.00.
     
  13. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    For Christmas my grandma is getting me a microscope and all the stuff needed to do the fecals. Once I told her what i wanted it for she was all gung ho about it. :D

    So I am excited.
     
  14. alyssa_romine

    alyssa_romine Breaking Dawn Ranch

    Oct 4, 2007
    arkansas
    WOW!!! I need one too....I will probably get one later on next year.
     
  15. MiddleRiver

    MiddleRiver New Member

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    Oct 29, 2007
    Northwest WI
    I bought mine from a lady on another board i belong to - i love it !

    Did my fist one though ( goat ) and didn't find any eggs - whats the odds of that ? Oh well, if i just missed them at least i have lots of poop to pratice with :+)
     
  16. alyssa_romine

    alyssa_romine Breaking Dawn Ranch

    Oct 4, 2007
    arkansas
    Stacey, I emailed my friend and asked her if she could type up an explination on how to do it and I will forward the email to you.
     
  17. getchagoat (Julie)

    getchagoat (Julie) Guest

    603
    Oct 5, 2007
    Rockytopsis and me and our husbands got to try it out at UT's seminar last year. I haven't used my own microscope yet due to the move and now due to figuring out where I want to work with poop in my nice new house. :(