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Portrait of Jonas Tegenfeldt. Photo: Kennet Ruona

Jonas Tegenfeldt

Professor, Coordinator Nanobiology & Neuronanoscience

Portrait of Jonas Tegenfeldt. Photo: Kennet Ruona

The separation and identification of parasite eggs from horse feces

Author

  • Jason P. Beech
  • Kushagr Punyani
  • Eva Tydén
  • Jonas O. Tegenfeldt

Summary, in English

Freely grazing horses are at risk of infection by parasites such as Parascaris equorum (roundworm), Strongylus spp. (large bloodworms), Cyathostomes (small bloodworms), and Anoplochephala perfoliata (tapeworms). Mixed infections are common and diagnosis is based on demonstrations of eggs in feces followed by identification of larvae after fecal culture. Drug resistance is a growing problem, not least because treatments tend to be cheaper than diagnosis and “just in case” treatments common. There is a need for improved methods that are easy to use, rapid and cheap. Furthermore, a successful approach may find use with other livestock such as ruminants and pigs.

Department/s

  • Solid State Physics
  • NanoLund

Publishing year

2019

Language

English

Pages

602-603

Publication/Series

23rd International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2019

Document type

Conference paper

Publisher

Chemical and Biological Microsystems Society

Topic

  • Microbiology
  • Animal and Dairy Science

Keywords

  • Deterministic Lateral Displacement (DLD)
  • Diagnosis
  • Parasites
  • Separation

Conference name

23rd International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2019

Conference date

2019-10-27 - 2019-10-31

Conference place

Basel, Switzerland

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISBN: 9781733419000