Burophane Tape Test For Lice

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1) To perform a cellophane tape test for lice you can use cellophane or regular tape. First, (after putting gloves on) you place the tape on the skin and hair so that the sticky part of the tape can collect any visible or non-visible parasites. Try to pick up visible, abnormal particles present from the skin or hair. Collecting the whole hair shaft is useful to see if the lice have infested themselves deeper in into the skin. Once you have obtained the hair sample, place it on a slide with the sample down, and proceed to examine it under the microscope (Cellophane Tape Method, 2013).

2) Another situation and species where a cellophane test would be useful is when trying to determine if a horse has pinworms. A louse examination is different
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They are differentiated from each other in that the order Mallophaga consists of lice that chew on the animal’s skin, while the order Anoplora consists of lice that like to actually suck the animal’s blood. Differentiation between the two different orders of lice matters because treatment is chosen based upon what kind of order of lice the cattle/other animals have. Another name for lice eggs is nits (CAPC, …show more content…
7) You can tell if a cow has worms without running any tests just by the physical appearance, production rate, and intake of nutrients (Morris Veterinary Center PSC, 2015).

8) We can find out if our cows have different types of worms by running different kinds of tests such as analyzing a fecal sample or looking at a sample of stomach and intestinal microscopically (Jones, 2012).

9) To perform a fecal sedimentation, first mix around 2 grams of the fecal sample you obtained in 35 mLs of solution. Next, pour this mixed solution onto a piece of gauze which is held over a 50 ml centrifuge tube and left to sit for about 3 minutes where half of the solution disappears. These steps are then performed until only 15 mLs of the solution remains. With this remaining solution, “2 drops of new methylene blue” are put into the solution. Lastly, the solution is placed in a “gridded Petri dish or several coverslipped microscope slides” under the microscope (The Merck Veterinary Manual, 2015).

10) Sedimentation typically gives better results when testing for flukes because flukes cannot really float, so by performing the fecal sedimentation the eggs are better/more easily captured in order to exam them (The Merck Veterinary Manual,

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