Strange findings in fecal analysis

Discussion in 'Parasites' started by Macs Edwin Thomas, Jan 10, 2018 at 9:45 PM.

  1. Macs Edwin Thomas

    Macs Edwin Thomas New Member

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    Hi goat farmers. I am new to this page. I was just running a fecal analysis under a microscope on one of my females (light load thankfully) but noticed a two different things I could not identify myself or with the help of Google so I figured i'd ask y'all. Here area few pics of my findings. One is a red and white segmented worm-like structure and the other is a hand-shaped or anenome-shaped one. Let me know what you think!
     

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  2. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    I don't do my own fecals but are you sure they are some type of parasite?
     

  3. Macs Edwin Thomas

    Macs Edwin Thomas New Member

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    No I have no idea what they are but they seem like they have organism-like qualities. Through Google searches I found something that looks similar to the multi-armed organism in the picture. Unfortunately, has only been recorded as being a parasite in sturgeon eggs. It is called the polypodium hydriforme.
     
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2018 at 7:27 PM