Cytology Pictures

Cytology Pictures

As demonstrated in previous case studies, the VetScope system can be used in daily practice to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of our patients.

Hook Worm Egg

Hook Worm Egg

Here are pictures of both a hookworm and whipworm egg. Both eggs were found by doing in-hospital fecal flotations on stool samples. Pictures of the eggs were taken using the OtoPet-USA VetScope and the microscope attachment. Specific directions on how to take a microscope picture are below.

The hookworm egg was isolated from a stool sample of a young puppy during a routine fecal examination. The puppy was treated with a 3-day course of Fenbendazole, and the same deworming was repeated 3 weeks later.

Whipworm Egg

Whipworm Egg

The whipworm egg was isolated from a stool sample of a young dog that was having chronic diarrhea. A fecal performed 2 weeks prior had been negative. Note the characteristic double plug appearance of this egg. This dog was treated with a 3-day course of Fenbendazole, and the same deworming was repeated at 3 weeks and 3 months.

If you have an interesting case that you would like to submit with pictures, please contact Dr. Jessica Melman Bhatia at jessvet3@aol.com.