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VMP 930: Ruminant Diagnostic Key


Survey Owner: James R. Flowers

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1. Ruminant Fecal Float or McMasters

Identify:
Egg: medium to large. Shape: Elongate oval with bi-polar plugs. Embryo: fills shell. Shell: medium to thick, smooth surface. Color: clear or yellow or brown.
2. Ruminant Fecal Float or McMasters

Identify:
Egg: medium. Shape: ellipsoid. Embryo: morula. Shell: thin to medium, smooth surface. Color: clear.
3. Ruminant Feces

Identify:
Egg: moderate in size, 60 µm. Shape: somewhat triangular.  Embryo:  pyriform body with hexacanth.  Shell: medium thickness, granular. Color: clear to grey.
4. Ruminant Fecal Float or McMasters

Identify:
Egg: small. Shape: short ellipsoid. Embryo: tad-pole embryo to larvated. Shell: thin, smooth surface. Color: clear.
5. Ruminant Fecal Float or McMasters

Identify:
Egg: medium. Shape: ellipsoid. Embryo: morula. Shell: thin to medium, smooth surface. Color: clear.
6. Ruminant Feces

Identify:
Unsporulated oocyst: Oval, variable sizes, Micropyle may be present. Single cell embryo does not fill cyst.  Sporulated Oocyst: Oval, variable sizes, Micropyle may be present, 4 sporocysts with 2 sporozoites each.
7. Ruminant Fecal Float or McMasters

Identify:
Egg: very, very, very large. Shape: oval. Embryo: morula does not fill shell. Shell: medium thickness, smooth surface. Color: clear.
8. Ruminant Fecal Float or McMasters

Identify:
Egg: small to medium. Shape: three circles connected in a triangular form. Embryo: none. Shell: thick, rough to smooth surface. Color: clear to brown. Described as Mickey-Mouse-head.
9. Ruminant Fecal Sedimentation

Identify:
Egg: very large, 120 µm. Shape: oval. Operculum: present, sometime not obvious. Embryo:  morula fills shell.  Shell: medium thickness, smooth surface. Color: clear to yellow.
10. Ruminant Fecal Float or McMasters

Identify:
Egg: medium. Shape: ellipsoid. Embryo: morula. Shell: thin to medium, smooth surface. Color: clear.>
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VMP 930: Ruminant Diagnostic Key
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