Somebunny has parasites...
A fecal sample from a 4 month-old intact male English lop rabbit was submitted for gastrointestinal parasite evaluation. According to the owner, the rabbit has not been doing well lately.
A centrifugal fecal flotation with Sheather’s sugar solution (specific gravity, 1.26) was performed, and a number of these eggs were observed (Images 1–3) sizes ranged from 97.5 x 40 µM to 105 x 47.5 µM
Image 1: 100x magnification
Image 2: 200x magnification
Image 3: 400x magnification
Passalurus ambiguus are Oxyurids, commonly called pinworms and are distributed worldwide. The adults live in the cecum of rabbits. The eggs are passed in the feces of infected rabbits, and the eggs become infective within a short period of time. Infections with this nematode are usually subclinical.
The eggs can be detected by flotation techniques, and measure 95-105 x 45 µM.
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