Bovis ISSN 2398-2993

Tape strips

Synonym(s): Acetate

Contributor(s): Vetstream Ltd , Catherine Fraser

Introduction

Examination of acetate strip samples

  • Tape strips can be invaluable when diagnosing superficial parasites, especially louse species Lice: overview, such as:
  1. Linognathus vituli.
  2. Haematopinus eurysternus.
  3. Solenopotes capillatus.
  4. Bovicola (Damalinia) bovis.
  5. Also Trombicula spp and fly eggs.
  • Examination of stained tape strips is also an excellent way of detecting surface infections with bacteria or Malassezia spp yeasts.

Requirements

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Preparation

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Procedure

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed Papers

Other sources of information

  • Pascoe R R R & Knottenbelt D C (1999) Manual of Equine Dermatology. 1st edn. Saunders. pp 26-27.


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