question about egg on fecal?

Discussion in 'Goat Frenzy' started by cdtrum, May 13, 2009.

  1. cdtrum

    cdtrum New Member

    Aug 25, 2008
    Northern Indiana
    Did fecals on boys this a.m..........I saw a few of something, wondering what I it was.....it was very round in shape and no it wasn't air bubbles, I have pics of worm eggs saved on computer and none compare to what I was seeing......aren't tapeworm eggs kind of triangular? My vet did tell me that pollen will through you off when doing fecals, could that be what I saw?
    Just wondering......Denise
     
  2. kelebek

    kelebek New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    South Texas
    It very easily could be pollen - usually pollen pods are larger then eggs.
     

  3. goathappy

    goathappy New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Illinois
    I can't remember right because I haven't done fecals in a while but I *think* that pollen looks sort of like corkscrews, I'm not positive. Cocci eggs are about the roundest(most eggs are oblong) and cocci eggs are very small.

    Tapeworm eggs are triangular, check out the 9th pic down: http://fiascofarm.com/goats/fecals.htm#eggphotos