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Know Thine Enemy Fecal Testing Kit and Supplies

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Know Thine Enemy DIY Fecal Testing Kit, Know Thine Enemy DIY fecal testing booklet, Premiere Monocular and Binocular Microscopes with mechanical stage and cool LED lighting

Our Booklet now Includes Chicken Parasites!

Internal parasites are the leading cause of death in goats (and other livestock) in the US.  The overuse and misuse of chemical dewormers has made parasites very resistant, so that routine all-herd dosing with dewormers is not effective nor advised anymore.  Watching your goat's mucus membrane color for signs of anemia and doing routine fecal exams to be able to target those goats that need medication has become the best way for a goatkeeper to help his charges avoid damage from parasites. 

Most test kits are a bit disappointing, they have some little cups, a couple of tongue depressors, a few plastic slides, a few plastic coverslips and a single page of instructions with a recipe for making flotation solution and some blurry drawings of worm eggs.  Why spend $100.00 or more for stuff you can pick up at Walmart? 

Our fecal testing kit comes with a choice of 2 great microscopes, a standard monocular (1 eyepiece) or a deluxe binocular!  Both are laboratory quality microscopes with features found on the finest microscopes in your veterinarians' own lab.  The kit now includes a McMaster slide!   We also offer 2 kits with no microscope for those who already have one.  One of these "No Microscope" kits has a McMaster's Slide the other does not.  

This kit works for all species of livestock and companion animals.  Our booklet focuses mostly on goat parasites and parasitism, but has information and pictures of parasites in horses and other equines, dogs and cats, and chickens.  The equipment used and testing procedures described in the booklet are the same for all species.

The Testing Kit includes:

  • McMaster slide (not included in the $39.95 kit)

  • 5 Fecalyzer test chambers for preparing the specimen

  • 10 exam gloves

  • packet of 12 glass slides

  • packet of 100 glass coverslips

  • 2 plastic pipettes

  • 3 wooden tongue depressors

  • 8 ounce bottle of solution

  • 2 Baermann test chambers with 10 gauze squares (lungworm test)

  • large test tube with stand (liver fluke test)

  • Instructional booklet "Know Thine Enemy"

Choose Your Kit Below:

Deluxe Know Thine Enemy Fecal Test Kit w/Binocular Microscope and McMaster Slide $248.95 OUT OF STOCK until October 2017

Standard Know Thine Enemy Fecal Test Kit w/ Compound Monocular Microscope and McMaster Slide  $184.95  

Know Thine Enemy Fecal Testing Kit with McMaster Slide/no microscope $59.95  For those who already have a microscope and want a McMaster Slide.

Know Thine Enemy Fecal Testing Kit no microscope/no McMaster Slide $39.95  For those who already have a microscope and do not want a McMaster Slide.


Binocular Microscope by Premiere $189.00
OUT OF STOCK UNTIL October 2017

A lot of people find using a binocular microscope easier on their eyes.  This scope has all of the features you need to do accurate fecal testing EPG counts. Like the monocular microscope below it has a mechanical stage, separate coarse and fine focus, cool LED lighting, 40x, 100x and 400x magnification, rechargeable battery and can be used cordless.  It also has above the stage lighting for viewing opaque specimens such as coins, feathers, leaves, etc.  Sells separately at $189.00 or with the full fecal testing kit for $248.95.


Monocular Microscope by Premiere  $124.95  

  

This scope has all of the whistles and bangs!  With real optical glass lens and a wide angle eyepiece with a built in pointer looking at all kinds of specimens will be a cinch.  It has 40x, 100x, and 400x magnification. It has separate coarse and fine focus controls with a smooth rack and pinion movement.  The cool light LED system creates virtually no heat so your specimen does not dry out.  It can operate cordlessly for up to 15 hours on it's built in battery and includes an electrical charger/adapter.  The best feature is its mechanical stage so you do not have to move the slide with your fingers making doing accurate fecal egg counts simple.  Using a mechanical stage is much like playing with an Etch-A-Sketch.  There are 2 twist knobs that move the slide, one moves it vertically the other horizontally.  With a little practice this becomes easy and you will never want to go back to moving a slide by hand.   This is a high quality scope similar to the one found in most veterinary clinics.  With the fecal testing kit this scope is $184.95 or sold separately for $124.95.


Digital Microscope Eyepiece Camera by Premiere  $64.99

Turns almost any microscope into a camera!  View your specimens in color on your computer screen (computer not included) and save pictures and short videos.  640 x 480 pixel resolution.   No more squinting into a microscope eyepiece.  Hooks up to your computer via USB port.  Software works with Windows 98 to Windows 7 (does not work with Mac or Apple computers).  For those with Windows 10, most webcam software will work with this camera, but we do not guarantee it.


McMaster Slide  $22.95

A special 2 chambered slide with gridlines for making very accurate parasite egg counts.  Use this to determine the precise parasite load of your animals and to determine parasite resistance to your dewormer.  Made of durable acrylic with an easy to see green grid.  For best results and easier counting the McMaster slide works best with a microscope with a mechanical stage.


Know Thine Enemy, DIY Fecal Testing

A Booklet by Maggie Leman  

$7.95

Our booklet now has a section on chicken parasites!

This is a handy 16 page booklet discusses parasitism in goats, horses and other equines, dogs and cats, and chickens.  It has the most recent advances in controlling parasites in goats, but also has drug and dosing suggestions for horses, and dogs and cats.  There are detailed illustrated instructions for doing 3 different types of fecal exams to detect stomach and intestinal worms, lungworms and liver flukes.  It includes clear photographs of parasites and parasite eggs found in goats, horses and pets, 2 recipes for making your own fecal flotation solution, easy methods of estimating the weight of your goats and horses for accurate dewormer dosing and up to date dewormer dosages for goats.  More detailed than most "fecal testing instructions" it is a great place to start tailoring your animal's optimal parasite control program.  There are many up to date references to detailed online information about controlling parasites in your herd and how to tailor a program to fit your area and your needs.


Supplies Sold Separately:

5 Fecalyzer Test Chambers $7.95

Packet of 12 Glass Slides  $3.75

Packet of 100 Glass Coverslips  $3.75

Packet of 3 Plastic Pipettes  $4.50

 

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