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.
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.
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.
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