Parasites - Faecal and Skin Lab Training (IDEXX) - Half Day

The College of Animal WelfareDate: Time: Venue: CAW HuntingdonCourse fee: £85Lecturer: Samantha Tanfield ->
55 spaces available. Book now This practical course is delivered in partnership with IDEXX. This half day session will help you understand the techniques for sample collection and in-house analysis of skin parasites and faecal parasites in dogs & cats, reptiles, equines and livestock.

This practical course is delivered in partnership with IDEXX. This half day session will help you understand the techniques for sample collection and in-house analysis of skin parasites and faecal parasites in dogs & cats, reptiles, equines and livestock.

You will be provided with comprehensive course notes and study aids to support the practical skills learnt. We will cover the following:

Skin Parasites:

• Understand how to collect and prepare skin and hair samples for in-house or reference lab exam.

• The preparation and use of a microscope

• Revise/recognise the skin parasites commonly found on companion animals

• Examine fixed slides of some of the parasites commonly found on companion animals

Practical Microbiology:

• Understand how to collect and prepare faecal samples for in-house or reference lab examination

• Carry out microbiology techniques

- Faecal flotation technique for worm egg identification in companion animal, andreptile samples.

- Modified McMasters technique for worm egg counts using a counting chamber inequine and livestock samples.

• The preparation and use of a microscope

• Examine fixed slides of some of the faecal parasites commonly found in faeces

Please come dressed appropriately for a practical course where you will be handling faeces.

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