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.

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

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.

Ophryoscolecidae in rumen fluid

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

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.

Diplodinium in rumen fluid

DBT Foldscope scheme – “Foldscope for diagnosis 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 methyl green and visualized under foldscope. Protozoa under the genus Diplodinium was identified. Morphology of Diplodinium is large rounded body, thick…

DBT twinning programme on Foldscope project with North Eastern Institute

DBT Foldscope scheme- “Foldscope for diagnosis of rumen acidosis and parasitic infections in cattle” DBT Twinning programme on foldscope project with north eastern institute Foldscope project functioning at the Department of Animal biotechnology has been twinned with Department of Biotechnology, Donbosco college, Maram, Manipur. Mr. S. Rajkumar, Head of the Department, Department of Biotechnology, Donbosco…

Spirochetes in rumen fluid

DBT Foldscope scheme – “Foldscope for diagnosis of rumen acidosis and parasitic infections in cattle” Spirochetes are motile, spiral bacteria. Bovine rumen fluid contains large numbers of spirochetes. Spirochetes are capable of fermenting polymers that are commonly present in the plant materials. Polymers such as xylan, pectin and arabinogalactan are used as substrate by spirochetes….

Holotrich Protozoa identification in a field setting

DBT Foldscope scheme – “Foldscope for diagnosis of Rumen acidosis and Parasitic infection in cattle”. This post is in response to Manu Prakash’s comment on our previous post (Holotrich protozoa – from Rumen fluid). Rumen fluid was collected from an healthy cow  (Figure 1) in a sterile container (figure 2).  A drop of rumen fluid was…

Larval stages of Filarial nematodes

One milliliter of blood was mixed with nine milliliter of 2% formalin. The mixture was centrifuged at 5,000 rpm for 5 min and the supernatant was discarded. To the sediment, few drops of methylene blue solution was added. A drop of the solution was placed on slide with a cover slip above and examined under…

Posterior Spircale of Chrysomia species

DBT Foldscope scheme “Foldscope for diagnosis of rumen acidosis and parasitic infections in cattle” Here’s a beautiful and detailed picture of the processed Posterior Spiracle of a Chrysomya larvae which was collected from an infected wound of a cow. The steps involved are: The larvae was boiled in 10% NaOH for about 5 mins and was thoroughly…

One Day Workshop on Foldscope- It’s assembly and applications. Conducted by Madras Veterinary College

DBT Foldscope scheme – ” Foldscopes for diagnosis of rumen acidosis and parasitic infections in cattle”. A one Day Workshop on Foldscope’- It’s assembly and applications was conducted on 14.11.2018 at Student day care centre- seminar hall of Madras Veterinary college by the Dept. of Animal Biotechnology, Faculty of Basic Sciences, Madras Veterinary College Chennai – 07….

Foldscope Awareness program in S.J.T Surana Jain Vidyalaya School

DBT Foldscope scheme – “Foldscopes  for diagnosis of rumen acidosis and parasitic infections in cattle”.  An Awareness program on’ Introduction to Foldscope- An Origami paper microscope”  was held at S.J.T. Surana Jain Vidyalaya Higher Secondary School  ( No.2, Badrian Garden Lane, Park Town) Chennai – 600 003 for the class 9 students on 31.10.2018 by the Dept…