Does anyone have their own microscope for fecals?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Livinzoo, May 6, 2009.

  1. Livinzoo

    Livinzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm looking into getting a microscope so I can do my own fecals on my animals. Anyone have suggestions of good but not too expensive? I think I should be fine if I go up to 1600X. Would that be good?
     
  2. orcasislandchickens

    orcasislandchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I remember reading something on here quite a while ago. Try a search using fecal and microscope and you might be able to find the old post. It had a good recommendation and a link if I remember right.
     
  3. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    OOOH I really want to learn about this. I seriously do not trust the vet I took my dog to - I could totally see them claiming that they saw eggs just so they could charge me the $20+ lab fee and the $20 de-worm shot which wasn't cheap [​IMG]
    Needless to say I haven't been back to that vet.

    I do everything else myself, why not check for worms?

    Search results:
    www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=1418179
    which will direct you to

    http://fiascofarm.com/goats/fecals.htm
     
    Last edited: May 7, 2009
  4. orcasislandchickens

    orcasislandchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I found it. The post refers to Fiasco Farms (goats) website. If you go there and look under care/supplies they link to an inexpensive but suitable microscope that was under 100 bucks.
     
  5. orcasislandchickens

    orcasislandchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I see Tala beat me to it and was able to get a link. [​IMG] I remembered that post because I have a lot of animals and it seemed like a realy useful idea, but I never followed through.
     

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