Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Mad science..


After investing in a lab kit and a small microscope recently, I find myself anticipating quiet evening hours...when the homework and dinner dishes are done and I can sit down with some fecal samples and float to my heart's content. Who knew looking at poo would become such a fascination for me!?! I had no idea! But this way of tracking and identifying the parasite levels in our livestock has been very beneficial and I must confess, addicting. Another season for this Shepherdess and who knows what I will throw under the microscope next!

Here are a few helpful links if you're looking into floating fecals for your farm because we know, where there are goats & sheep...there are parasites!


Fecal Test Kit


Ruminant Parasite Egg Chart