Parasite Egg identification

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by MadHouse, Aug 3, 2020.

  1. MadHouse

    MadHouse Well-Known Member

    Learning to do my own fecals.
    Can someone tell me if this is a cocci egg?
    Thanks!

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  2. MadHouse

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  3. NigerianDwarfOwner707

    NigerianDwarfOwner707 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2018
    East Coast, USA
    It doesn't look like cocci to me.

    It doesn't really look like a worm egg at all.

    Maybe a mite egg.
     
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  4. MadHouse

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  5. Michaela Van Mecl

    Michaela Van Mecl Active Member

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    Sep 3, 2018
    Northern Virginia
    Definitely not a cocci. Honestly, it may be just some plant matter.
     
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  6. MadHouse

    MadHouse Well-Known Member

    Thanks!
    That’s the only egg looking thing I have seen so far in 3 fecals.
     
  7. Michaela Van Mecl

    Michaela Van Mecl Active Member

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    Sep 3, 2018
    Northern Virginia
    You'll notice that the cocci are about half, maybe 1/3 the size of a strongyle and perfect little faint ovals that are almost egg shaped with an interior structure.
     
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  8. MadHouse

    MadHouse Well-Known Member

    So, this thing I am looking at, has no interior structure, is that it?
     
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  9. Michaela Van Mecl

    Michaela Van Mecl Active Member

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    Sep 3, 2018
    Northern Virginia
    Correct. I think it may be pollen of some sort!
     
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  10. MadHouse

    MadHouse Well-Known Member

    Thanks Michaela!
     
  11. Michaela Van Mecl

    Michaela Van Mecl Active Member

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    Sep 3, 2018
    Northern Virginia
    Your welcome! I've been doing them for a year now so feel free to message me !
     
  12. MadHouse

    MadHouse Well-Known Member

    I am planning to practice once a week, and then compare my findings with their fall fecals from the vet.
    I hope to get good at it eventually!
     
  13. GoofyGoat

    GoofyGoat Well-Known Member

    Sep 21, 2018
    TEXAS
    Here's a chart I have saved that might help. Not sure who posted it originally but it's helpful
     

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  14. MadHouse

    MadHouse Well-Known Member

    Thanks GoofyGoat! That’s great!
     
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  15. MuldrowBeeandGoatFarm

    MuldrowBeeandGoatFarm Well-Known Member

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    Oct 24, 2019
    Texas
    Here is the chart we use but I really like the one @GoofyGoat posted! Screenshot_20200804-174620_DuckDuckGo.jpg but no, I do not see coccidia on your slide. This is one of our last slides 20200318_090806.jpg
     
  16. MadHouse

    MadHouse Well-Known Member

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  17. Moers kiko boars

    Moers kiko boars Well-Known Member

    Apr 22, 2018
    Oklahoma
    What # of lens power are you using? It looks like a 10. I would try 40x or more. More shows up with a higher magnification.
     
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  18. MadHouse

    MadHouse Well-Known Member

    This was on 10x, you guessed right. When I try to put it on 40x, the objective lens touches the slide. Is there a trick to this?
     
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  19. MuldrowBeeandGoatFarm

    MuldrowBeeandGoatFarm Well-Known Member

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    Oct 24, 2019
    Texas
    Yes, we believed it was a lungworm so we treated for it.
     
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  20. MuldrowBeeandGoatFarm

    MuldrowBeeandGoatFarm Well-Known Member

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    Oct 24, 2019
    Texas
    My microscope has an adjustable knob but it does touch the slide on 40x if we are not careful.
     
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