Fecal Exam for Livestock



Students will successfully collect a fecal sample, perform a fecal exam and identify parasite eggs present in the sample. Microscopes, test tubes, slides and cover slips are necessary for this lesson.

Lesson Time

Instructional time
100 Minutes

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Agriculture & Natural Resources Agriculture & Natural Resources

Standards and Objectives


California Academic Content Standards (2)
California's 2008 CTE Standards (10)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Students understand the importance of animal health preventative practices
  • Students successfully complete a basic fecal exam/test on a livestock fecal sample
  • Students identify parasite eggs present in the sample.
  • Students follow directions given for the exam
  • Determine the types of parasites that have infested the animal

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