Entodinium caudatum in rumen fluid

DBT scheme –“Foldscope for dignosis of rumen acidosis and parasitic infection in cattle”. Protozoa under the genus Entodinium Entodinium caudatum protozoa in the rumen of cattle was identified using foldscope.

Diplodinium flabellum in rumen fluid

Protozoa under the genus Diplodinium Diplodinium flabellum protozoa in the rumen fluid of cattle was identified using foldscope. Diplodinium flabellum is a rare species that has only been found in Indian cattle and it is ovoid to triangular in side view.

Metadinium affine in rumen fluid

DBT scheme -“Foldscope for diagnosis rumen acidosis and parasitic infection in cattle”. Protozoa under the genus Metadinium Metadinium affine protozoa was identified using foldscope. Metadinium affine has skeletal plates lying adjacent to each other.

Metadinium banksi in rumen fluid

DBT scheme -“Foldscope for diagnosis rumen acidosis and parasitic infection in cattle”. Protozoa under the genus Metadinium Metadinium banksi protozoa was identified using foldscope. Metadinium banksi is ellipsoidal with a smoothly rounded posterior end and has two converging skeletal plates.

Entodinium dilobum in rumen fluid

DBT scheme –“Foldscope for dignosis of rumen acidosis and parasitic infection in cattle”. Protozoa under the genus Entodinium Entodinium dilobum protozoa in the rumen fluid of cattle was identified using Foldscope. The organism is ellipsoidal with two incurved spines that nearly touch at their tips.

Entodinium ovinum in rumen fluid

DBT scheme –“Foldscope for diagnosis of rumen acidosis and parasitic infection in cattle”. Protozoa under the genus Entodinium Entodinium ovinum protozoa in cattle rumen fluid was identified using Foldscope

Epidinium lunatus in rumen fluid

DBT scheme –“Foldscope for diagnosis of rumen acidosis and parasitic infection in cattle” Protozoa under the genus Epidinium Epidinium lunatus protozoa was identified using foldscope. Epidinium lunatus is smaller than the other species and has only one skeletal plate, have the same body shape as the epidinia and has a long tapering caudal spine.

Epidinium caudatum in rumen fluid

DBT scheme –“Foldscope for diagnosis of rumen acidosis and parasitic infection in cattle” Protozoa under the genus Epidinium Epidinium caudatum protozoa in the cattle rumen fluid was identified using foldscope.

Isotricha prostoma in rumen fluid

DBT scheme –“Foldscope for diagnosis of rumen acidosis and parasitic infection in cattle” Protozoa under the genus Isotricha Isotricha prostoma protozoa was identified using foldscope. Isotricha prostoma is oval and uniformly covered with cilia.The posterior end is rounded and anterior end is pointed. It is found in the rumen of cattle.

Ostracodinium obtusum in rumen fluid

DBT scheme -“Foldscope for diagnosis of rumen acidosis and parasitic infection in cattle”. Protozoa under the genus Ostracodinium Ostracodinium obtusum protozoa was identified using foldscope. Ostracodinium obtusum has an elongated oval body with no caudal lobes or spines. It is found in rumen of the cattle.

Metadinium ypsilon in rumen fluid

DBT scheme -“Foldscope for diagnosis rumen acidosis and parasitic infection in cattle”. Protozoa under the genus Metadinium Metadinium ypsilon protozoa was identified using foldscope. Metadinium ypsilon is a rare species found in the rumen of cattle.

Metadinium medium in rumen fluid

DBT scheme -“Foldscope for diagnosis rumen acidosis and parasitic infection in cattle”. Protozoa under the genus Metadinium Metadinium medium protozoa was identified using foldscope. Metadinium medium has ellipsoidal to triangular boady with a small operculum. It is found in the rumen of cattle.

Blepharoconus krugerensis in rumen fluid

DBT scheme -“Foldscope for diagnosis rumen acidosis and parasitic infection in cattle”. Protozoa under the genus Blepharoconus Blepharoconus krugerensis protozoa was identified using foldscope. Blepharoconus krugerensis has a regular shaped ovoid body that is flattened dorso- ventrally. It is found in the rumen of cattle.

Ophryoscolecidae in rumen fluid

DBT scheme -“Foldscope for diagnosis rumen acidosis and parasitic infection in cattle”. Ophryoscolecidae protozoa was identified using foldscope.

Eremoplastron rostratum in rumen fluid

DBT scheme -“Foldscope for diagnosis rumen acidosis and parasitic infection in cattle”. Protozoa under the genus Eremoplastron Eremoplastron rostratum protozoa was identified using foldscope. Eremoplastron rostratum has a curved ventral spine. It is found in the rumen of cattle.

Charonina ventriculi in rumen fluid

DBT scheme -“Foldscope for diagnosis rumen acidosis and parasitic infection in cattle” Protozoa under the genus Charonina Charonina ventriculi protozoa was identified by using foldscope. Anterior end is bluntly pointed and the posterior end more finely tapered.

Video showing the movement of Eremoplastron bovis

DBT scheme –“Foldscope for dignosis of rumen acidosis and parasitic infection in cattle”. Protozoa under the genus Eremoplastron Video showing the movement of cilia of Eremoplastron bovis ,visualized under the foldscope.

Foldscope project twinning programme with North Eastern Institute

DBT foldscope project on ” Foldscope for diagnosis of rumen acidosis and parasitic infections in cattle” functioning at the Dept of Animal Biotechnology, Faculty of Basic Sciences, Madras Veterinary College, Chennai-7 has been twinned with Department of Biotechnology, Donbosco College, Maram, Manipur. In this connection one day guest lecture program has been arranged at Donbosco…

Ophryoscolex purkynjie in rumen fluid

DBT scheme –“Foldscope for dignosis of rumen acidosis and parasitic infection in cattle”. Protozoa under the genus Ophryoscolex Ophryoscolex purkynjie protozoa present in the rumen fluid of cattle was identified by methyl green staining using foldscope. Ophryoscolex purkynje body is characterized by the long caudal spinatin. Rumen fluid was collected from a healthy cow. Smear…

Entodinium longinucleatum in rumen fluid of cattle

DBT scheme –“Foldscope for dignosis of rumen acidosis and parasitic infection in cattle”. Protozoa under the genus Entodinium Entodinium longinucleatum protozoa was identified using foldscope.Entodinium longinucleatum is ellipsoid, flattened and it is found in the rumen of cattle.Rumen fluid was stained by methyl green.

Video showing movement of cilia of Eudiplodinium maggii

DBT scheme –“Foldscope for dignosis of rumen acidosis and parasitic infection in cattle”. Protozoa under the genus Eudiplodinium Video showing the movement of cilia of Eudiplodinium maggii . visualized under foldscope.

Collection of rumen fluid

DBT scheme –“Foldscope for dignosis of rumen acidosis and parasitic infection in cattle”. This post is in response to Manu Prakash’s comment on our previous post (Ostracodinium nucleolobum in rumen fluid). Video showing the collection of rumen fluid from the cattle by using rumen fluid collection pump.

Elytroplastron bubali in rumen fluid

DBT Foldscope scheme – “Foldscope for dignosis of rumen acidosis and parasitic infection in cattle”. Protozoa under the genus Elytroplastron Elytroplastron bubali present in the rumen fluid of cattle was identified using foldscope. Elytroplastron bubali has skeletal plates on upper side

Polyplastron multivesiculatum -Protozoa in rumen fluid

DBT scheme – “Foldscope for dignosis of rumen acidosis and parasitic infection in cattle”. Protozoa under the genus Polyplastron Polyplastron multivesiculatum protozoawas identified using foldscope. Polyplastron multivesiculatum has distinct operculum and it is found in the rumen of cattle.

Diplodinium dentatum in rumen fluid

DBT scheme –“Foldscope for dignosis of rumen acidosis and parasitic infection in cattle”. Protozoa under the genus Diplodinium Diplodinium dentatum protozoa in rumen fluid of cattle was identified using foldscope. Diplodinium dentatum has six heavy incurved posterior spines

Binary fission of protozoa

DBT scheme –“Foldscope for dignosis of rumen acidosis and parasitic infection in cattle”. Binary fission of protozoa visualized under foldscope

Ostracodinium nucleolobum in rumen fluid

DBT scheme –“Foldscope for dignosis of rumen acidosis and parasitic infection in cattle”. Protozoa under the genus Ostracodinium Ostracodinium nucleolobum was identified using foldscope. Morphology of Ostracodinium nucleolobum is roughly triangular to flattened ellipsoidal and left side is slightly convex, while right side is nearly flat.

Ostracodinium mammosum in rumen fluid

DBT scheme- “Foldscope for dignosis of rumen acidosis and parasitic infection in cattle”. Protozoa under the genus Ostracodinium Ostracodinium mammosum was identified using foldscope. Morphology of Ostracodinium mammosum has two caudal lobes, round lobe on left side and concave lobe on right side.

Eremoplastron in rumen fluid

DBT Foldscope scheme – “Foldscope for dignosis of rumen acidosis and parasitic infection in cattle”. Rumen fluid was collected from a healthy cow. Smear was prepared with one drop of rumen fluid, stained with lugol’s iodine and visualized under foldscope. Protozoa under the genus Eremoplastron was identified.