These eggs were found on fecal float from a llama. What are they?
These are eggs of Nematodirus sp., a trichostrongylid nematode that is commonly present in cattle, small ruminants, and camelids. Adults of Nematodirus live in the small intestine. Eggs deposited into the environment hatch to release larvae which, upon molting to the third stage, are infective to the next host.
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