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So today was my first day running my own fecals! I am starting to get the hang of it I think! I ran fecals on 4 of our goats (got kind of carried away lol, it took me 4 hours!!)

The first fecal i ran i kept thinking oval shaped coccidia were strongylid eggs, that was until I saw what i believe was a true strongyle, then I could see a distinct difference in size and structure.

I have 2 pictures labeled with what I think the parasite is. Let me know if you think I'm right.
 

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View attachment 171047 View attachment 171049 So today was my first day running my own fecals! I am starting to get the hang of it I think! I ran fecals on 4 of our goats (got kind of carried away lol, it took me 4 hours!!)

The first fecal i ran i kept thinking oval shaped coccidia were strongylid eggs, that was until I saw what i believe was a true strongyle, then I could see a distinct difference in size and structure.

I have 2 pictures labeled with what I think the parasite is. Let me know if you think I'm right.
I'm definitely not an expert on parasites, they just creep me out.
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But, it sounds like you know what your doing! Congratulations on doing your own goat's fecal tests! I'm sure that will come in handy sometime! :)

Also, I've never heard of a strongylid. Is that a new parasite, or have I been missing out on common/irregular types of parasites?
 

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I'm definitely not an expert on parasites, they just creep me out.
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But, it sounds like you know what your doing! Congratulations on doing your own goat's fecal tests! I'm sure that will come in handy sometime! :)

Also, I've never heard of a strongylid. Is that a new parasite, or have I been missing out on common/irregular types of parasites?
Thanks! I'm pretty excited to have this valuable tool at my disposal!

I believe strongylids are just a larger classification of a family of worms that includes haemonchus contortus (barberpole), and other types of strongyles that I cannot remember off the top of my head.
 

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Thanks! I'm pretty excited to have this valuable tool at my disposal!

I believe strongylids are just a larger classification of a family of worms that includes haemonchus contortus (barberpole), and other types of strongyles that I cannot remember off the top of my head.
Thank you! Parasites are interesting...but scary. :hide:
Congratulations again for being able to do all this! It's a very impressive skill! It's awesome that you can identify them too! I just see circles and dots..:)
 
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