Parasite Egg identification

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

  1. MadHouse

    MadHouse Well-Known Member

    Also, I have the McMaster slides now.
    It says in the instructions to focus on the gridline.
    So, do you keep the focus the same, or do you focus theough the different layers? I kept it the same, as it said the eggs would be at the top. But I wondered if I missed eggs that were not in focus.
    Thanks
     
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  2. NigerianDwarfOwner707

    NigerianDwarfOwner707 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2018
    East Coast, USA

  3. TCOLVIN

    TCOLVIN TKC Farms

    Sep 21, 2014
    Cobbtown, Ga.
    It’s looks like barber pole to me also. I new at this myself. I am amazed that you can do a picture of it. How did you do this? Do you have a special microscope? Just curious. Thanks.
     
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  4. MadHouse

    MadHouse Well-Known Member

  5. MuldrowBeeandGoatFarm

    MuldrowBeeandGoatFarm Well-Known Member

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    Oct 24, 2019
    Texas
    That is a Strongyloid or a Trichstrongyloid egg....they are common
     
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  6. MadHouse

    MadHouse Well-Known Member

    Thanks all!
    Can somebody answer this:
     
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  7. MuldrowBeeandGoatFarm

    MuldrowBeeandGoatFarm Well-Known Member

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    Oct 24, 2019
    Texas
    You focus through the different layers. Mine have different colored filters so some eggs show up in the green spectrum and some show in the purple spectrum and so on. Just make sure that your air bubbles are always in focus and you will see the eggs.
     
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  8. Moers kiko boars

    Moers kiko boars Well-Known Member

    Apr 22, 2018
    Oklahoma
    Hey lady
    With the Mcmaster slide..find your grid..start in either the top or bottom..but you should see 3 blue/teal lines a little like a line but more dot edged..then find your air bubble to.fine tune. Then you.should be on the layer most of your worms ahould be. And the Cocci should bd easy to see slso.
     
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  9. MadHouse

    MadHouse Well-Known Member

    Thanks ladies!!
    I do go by the blue line and air bubbles when I focus.
    The McMaster slides and method sure saves time!
     
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  10. MadHouse

    MadHouse Well-Known Member

    Ok, now is THIS a cocci egg?
    Thanks
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  11. Michaela Van Mecl

    Michaela Van Mecl Well-Known Member

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    Sep 3, 2018
    Northern Virginia
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  12. MadHouse

    MadHouse Well-Known Member

    Magnification I think was 10x.
     
  13. Michaela Van Mecl

    Michaela Van Mecl Well-Known Member

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    Sep 3, 2018
    Northern Virginia
    I think it is but I'm not 100% sure. I'm not used to seeing them with such a bold nucleus. It could just be your mag though... I'm not sure what else it could be.
     
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  14. MadHouse

    MadHouse Well-Known Member

    Ok, thanks. It was just the one, so I am not too worried.
     
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  15. Michaela Van Mecl

    Michaela Van Mecl Well-Known Member

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    Sep 3, 2018
    Northern Virginia
    I think it is but I'm not 100% sure. I'm not used to seeing them with such a bold nucleus. It could just be your mag though... I'm not sure what else it cou

    Yeah not to worry ! I never worry until there is something symptomatic going on with the goat, and the count is high... and by high I mean >1000 FEC
     
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  16. Michaela Van Mecl

    Michaela Van Mecl Well-Known Member

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    Sep 3, 2018
    Northern Virginia
    Hey guys!

    I've been doing lots of herbal deworming and I noticed a bunch of this in the fecals... what do you think it is? I don't think it's a plant of any kind because they are all pretty similar. I'm **hoping** its some sort of dead worm segments. 10x and 40x images attached.

    Love to hear your thoughts!
     

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  17. NigerianDwarfOwner707

    NigerianDwarfOwner707 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2018
    East Coast, USA
    It looks like it could just be debris.

    Can you see any segments in the poop with your naked eye?
     
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  18. Michaela Van Mecl

    Michaela Van Mecl Well-Known Member

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    Sep 3, 2018
    Northern Virginia
    No , not at all... Although this is interesting to me because I haven't seen debris quite like this and I've been doing fecals for a year now.
     
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  19. MadHouse

    MadHouse Well-Known Member

    My "fake worms" looked a little different (at 10x):
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    I will keep at lookout for the kind in your pictures next time I do a fecal.
     
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  20. Moers kiko boars

    Moers kiko boars Well-Known Member

    Apr 22, 2018
    Oklahoma
    Hi..looking at the pics of your fecal samples. I'm seeing air bubbles and food debris. As a suggestion..check to make sure your fecal solution is strong enough to float the wormload..and that the sample is fresh. Also..as happybleats suggested to another. It's always a good idea to send a sample to a lab to verify your findings.
     
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