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.Feces, faeces, or fæces (see spelling differences) is a waste product from an animal's digestive tract expelled through the anus (or cloaca) during defecation.^ The product is digested by the animal, and results in giving the feces a very bad taste.
  • Coprophagy: Preventing Stool Eating in Dogs & Puppies 10 January 2010 3:27 UTC www.peteducation.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Any gas expelled by a cnidarian would be more appropriately termed a belch rather than a fart, since the animal lacks intestines and separate anus.
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^ Gaining entry through the mouth, the virus attacks the digestive tract and kills cells that are critical in the absorption of nutrients .
  • Dog Diseases Spread Through the Stool (Feces) 10 January 2010 3:27 UTC www.peteducation.com [Source type: Academic]

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Etymology

.The word faeces is the plural of the Latin word fæx meaning "dregs". There is no singular form in the English language, making it a plurale tantum.^ There's a thing that happens when feces - What does "feces" mean?- is so hard and blocked that it makes a "Bowel Brick".
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^ There's no Latin, Russian or Greek, and although German is on the books, it is seldom offered.
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^ It was absolutely STUNNING. I mean the ceiling was high and there were no ladders or much stuff to climb on so we had no idea how there were globs of shit were smeared on the ceiling but by God, they were.
  • ElsaElsa.com » Blog Archive » What Do You Make Of Adults Who Smear Feces In Public? 10 January 2010 3:27 UTC www.elsaelsa.com [Source type: Original source]

[1] .There are many colloquial terms for feces, of which some are considered profanity (such as shit, crap and turd) while others (such as poo, poop, number two, dookie and doody) are not.^ BELIEVE i pooped such a gigantic turd?
  • Taming Tremendous Turds: How I Successfully Flush My Super-Size Feces | PoopReport.com 10 January 2010 3:27 UTC www.poopreport.com [Source type: Original source]

^ There are some areas with sidewalks, but not many.
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^ (Question submitted by Jane)     The term "filtering" suggests that some components pass through and others are trapped.
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.Terms such as dung, scat, spoor and droppings are normally used to refer to animal feces.^ Such animals may become very ill as a result of this parasitism, however, diagnosis will not be achieved using fecal flotation techniques because the parasites are not yet mature.

^ Description: This invention pertains to the diagnosis of Fasciola hepatica (liver fluke) infections, particularly to the diagnosis of such infections through the detection of antigens in the feces or bile of infected animals.
  • Diagnosis of Fasciola infections by detection of antigens in feces or intestinal content - Patent 5338660 10 January 2010 3:27 UTC www.freepatentsonline.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Specialized, high specific gravity solutions such as potassium iodide are not normally used for routine fecal floats unless the vet has a strong suspicion that a specific parasite (e.g.

.Stool is a common term normally used in reference to human feces.^ In term of hardness, the normal healthy feces should be soft and in a complete form.
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^ Medical Book Extracts related to Green stool (Green feces): Refer to the excerpt book sections about Green stool below.
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^ Common type of bacteria found in human feces .
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.For example, in medicine to diagnose the presence or absence of a medical condition, a stool sample is sometimes requested for testing purposes.^ Collecting and storing stool samples for your vet to test using a fecal floatation.

^ Among the 16 facilitators tested, only BSA reduced the inhibition of both rTth and Taq DNA polymerases in the presence of all types of inhibitory samples.
  • Effects of Amplification Facilitators on Diagnostic PCR in the Presence of Blood, Feces, and Meat -- Abu Al-Soud and Rådström 38 (12): 4463 -- Journal of Clinical Microbiology 10 January 2010 3:27 UTC jcm.asm.org [Source type: Academic]

^ It’s hard to diagnose certain underlying conditions without carrying out medical diagnosis.
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.The term stool can also be used for that of non-human species.^ Really though some Muslims are likely to feel justified in this behaviour due to the hatred that their religion instills in them for the other (kafir - is the derogatory term used for non-Muslims).
  • Islam Watch - "Poisoning the Infidels with Feces in UK and US" by Ayesha Ahmed 10 January 2010 3:27 UTC islam-watch.org [Source type: General]

^ Fecal antigan detection methods can be adapted for use in all F. hepatica-susceptible species, including cattle, sheep, goats, and humans.
  • Diagnosis of Fasciola infections by detection of antigens in feces or intestinal content - Patent 5338660 10 January 2010 3:27 UTC www.freepatentsonline.com [Source type: Academic]

Ecology

The Cassowary bird disperses plant seeds via its feces.
Earthworm feces aid in provision of minerals and plant nutrients in an accessible form
After an animal has digested eaten material, the remains of that material are expelled from its body as waste. .Though it is lower in energy than the food it came from, feces may still contain a large amount of energy, often 50% of that of the original food.^ Though it is lower in energy than the food it came from, feces may still contain a large amount of energy, often 50% of that of the original food.
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^ Feces may contribute to SARS spread By The Associated Press New scientific findings indicate that feces may be a more important method of spreading the SARS virus than originally thought, the World Health Organization said Sunday.
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^ Puppies are however a little less picky than adult dogs when it comes to this and it is actually common for puppies to eat feces as disgusting as this may seem to humans.
  • Puppies That Eat Feces 10 January 2010 3:27 UTC www.seefido.com [Source type: General]

[2] .This means that of all food eaten, a significant amount of energy remains for the decomposers of ecosystems.^ This means that of all food eaten, a significant amount of energy remains for the decomposers of ecosystems.
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^ Though it is lower in energy than the food it came from, feces may still contain a large amount of energy, often 50% of that of the original food.
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^ The dog may not be getting the right amount of nutrients in his food or he may be fed on an irregular schedule (which means he doesn't know when his next meal is coming).
  • Why Dogs Eat Feces 10 January 2010 3:27 UTC www.petplace.com [Source type: General]

.Many organisms feed on feces, from bacteria to fungi to insects such as dung beetles, which can sense odors from long distances.^ The shape as well as the odor of the feces are closely linked to the presence of the number of bacteria in the intestine.
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^ These include rabbits, rodents, gorillas, many insects such as dung beetles and flies, and yes, dogs.
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[3] .Some may specialize in feces, while others may eat other foods as well.^ As well, the feces will have little food value.

^ Coprophagia (eating feces) and other Feces Problems .
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^ In some cases, eating feces may be an attention-seeking behavior.

.Feces serve not only as a basic food, but also a supplement to the usual diet of some animals.^ Feces serve not only as a basic food, but also a supplement to the usual diet of some animals.
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^ Simple changes an animal's diet can dramatically change the color, shape and contents of feces making it difficult to determine the source of the droppings without scientific equipment.
  • Identifying animal scat, droppings and feces key questions and principles 10 January 2010 3:27 UTC icwdm.org [Source type: General]

^ Some animal feces, especially those of the bison and cow, are used as fuel when dried out.
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.This is known as coprophagia, and occurs in various animal species such as young elephants eating their mother's feces to gain essential gut flora, or by other animals such as dogs, rabbits, and monkeys.^ Still others only eat dog feces if it is frozen.
  • Coprophagy: Preventing Stool Eating in Dogs & Puppies 10 January 2010 3:27 UTC www.peteducation.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Why do dogs eat feces?
  • Coprophagy: Preventing Stool Eating in Dogs & Puppies 10 January 2010 3:27 UTC www.peteducation.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Why do dogs (and other animals) eat poop?
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.Feces are also important as a signal.^ Feces are also important as a signal .
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.Kestrels, for instance, are able to detect the feces of their prey (which reflect ultraviolet), allowing them to identify areas where there are large numbers of voles.^ Age, diet, medication, defecation habit, the number of daily defecation may reflect the nature of the feces that is closely related to our health.
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^ Giardia is a protozoan that replicates in very large numbers in the gut, producing stable antigen that survives the digestive process in sufficient quantities for detection.
  • Diagnosis of Fasciola infections by detection of antigens in feces or intestinal content - Patent 5338660 10 January 2010 3:27 UTC www.freepatentsonline.com [Source type: Academic]

.Seeds may also be found in feces.^ The antigen may be found in feces, bile, and intestinal contents.
  • Diagnosis of Fasciola infections by detection of antigens in feces or intestinal content - Patent 5338660 10 January 2010 3:27 UTC www.freepatentsonline.com [Source type: Academic]

^ The fluid type feces may also be found in acute Enteritis (inflammation of the small intestine) and food poisoning.
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Animals which eat fruit are known as frugivores. .The advantage in having fruit for a plant is that animals will eat the fruit and unknowingly disperse the seed in doing so.^ Animals which eat fruit are known as frugivores .
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^ The advantage in having fruit for a plant is that animals will eat the fruit and unknowingly disperse the seed in doing so.
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^ This mode of seed dispersal is highly successful, as seeds dispersed around the base of a plant are unlikely to succeed and are often subject to heavy predation .
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This mode of seed dispersal is highly successful, as seeds dispersed around the base of a plant are unlikely to succeed and are often subject to heavy predation. .Provided the seed can withstand the pathway through the digestive system, it is not only likely to be far away from the parent plant, but is even provided with its own fertilizer.^ Provided the seed can withstand the pathway through the digestive system, it is not only likely to be far away from the parent plant, but is even provided with its own fertilizer.
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^ As a result, the dog is ingesting excess food, and a large proportion of the food goes through his digestive system undigested.
  • Stopping Dogs From Eating Poop 10 January 2010 3:27 UTC www.paw-rescue.org [Source type: General]

^ Stool eating behavior, or coprophagy, is an indication to me that my own dogs have not gotten all the "goodie" from their food on the first round through the digestive system.
  • corprophagia eating feces 10 January 2010 3:27 UTC www.berner.org [Source type: General]

.Organisms which subsist on dead organic matter or detritus are known as detritivores, and play an important role in ecosystems by recycling organic matter back into a simpler form which plants and other autotrophs may once again absorb.^ So hike up your pantaloons, hop into the vat, and prepare to stomp what may once have been wine.
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^ Once that was gone, the other half went into hiding again.
  • Taming Tremendous Turds: How I Successfully Flush My Super-Size Feces | PoopReport.com 10 January 2010 3:27 UTC www.poopreport.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Gas molecules mostly mix into the atmosphere, although some may react chemically to form new substances.
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This cycling of matter is known as the biogeochemical cycle. .To maintain nutrients in soil it is therefore important that feces return to the area from which they came, which is not always the case in human society where food may be transported from rural areas to urban populations and then feces disposed of into a river or sea.^ But now they all have to do with human feces.
  • EARTH Magazine: “The Big Necessity”: Reclaiming feces 10 January 2010 3:27 UTC www.earthmagazine.org [Source type: General]

^ To maintain nutrients in soil it is therefore important that feces return to the area from which they came, which is not always the case in human society where food may be transported from rural areas to urban populations and then feces disposed of into a river or sea.
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^ Human feces may be used as fertilizer (See also: Humanure ) in the form of biosolids (treated sewage sludge).
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Human feces

.In humans, defecation may occur (depending on the individual and the circumstances) from once every two or three days to several times a day.^ In humans, defecation may occur (depending on the individual and the circumstances) from once every two or three days to many times a day.

^ Feeding your dog two or three times a day may help, too.
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^ In humans, defecation may occur (depending on the individual and the circumstances) from once every two or three days to several times a day.
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.Extensive hardening of the feces may cause prolonged interruption in the routine and is called constipation.^ Such fistulas, as they are called, can cause feces to come out of the urinary system, or urine to come out of the anus.
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.Human fecal matter varies significantly in appearance, depending on diet and health.^ Human health risks: It is possible for certain fecally-shed bacterial, worm and protozoan parasites to infect humans and to cause symptoms of disease, even death, in human hosts.

^ Though it varies depending on the previous few days diet, I have dropped turds approximately 3.5" to possibly 4.0" in diameter.
  • Taming Tremendous Turds: How I Successfully Flush My Super-Size Feces | PoopReport.com 10 January 2010 3:27 UTC www.poopreport.com [Source type: Original source]

.Normally it is semisolid, with a mucus coating.^ Normally it is semisolid, with a mucus coating.

^ In constipation the stools are drier and harder than the normal and often take the shape of round balls coated with mucus.
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.Its brown coloration comes from a combination of bile and bilirubin, which comes from dead red blood cells.^ If your feces turn red but do not show any red blood cells, it may due to your diet contain artificial red food coloring or you may have eaten lots of tomatoes or watermelons.
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^ But the varieties are numerous; some being blue, others red, and others of a dark brown color.
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^ Hello , can you please help me ?, My Feces is comeing out like greeney golden yellow brown in color its like Clay .
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In newborn babies, fecal matter is initially yellow/green after the meconium. .This coloration comes from the presence of bile alone.^ This coloration comes from the presence of bile alone.
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^ Its brown coloration comes from a combination of bile and bilirubin , which comes from dead red blood cells .
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.In time, as the body starts expelling bilirubin from dead red blood cells, it acquires its familiar brown appearance, unless the baby is breast feeding, in which case it remains soft, pale yellowish, and not completely malodorous until the baby begins to eat significant amounts of other food.^ If your feces turn red but do not show any red blood cells, it may due to your diet contain artificial red food coloring or you may have eaten lots of tomatoes or watermelons.
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^ Feces are undigested food, bacteria, mucus, and dead cells.

^ Variable amounts of fresh, red blood may also be present (colitis stools may contain no blood, small flecks of blood or heaps of blood, depending on the case).

.Throughout the life of an ordinary human, one may experience many types of feces.^ Throughout the life of an ordinary human, one may experience many types of feces.
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^ But an individual can experience many types of feces.
  • Why Are Human Feces Brown? - Due to degradation products of hemoglobin - Softpedia 10 January 2010 3:27 UTC news.softpedia.com [Source type: General]

^ Throughout the life of an ordinary human, one may ...

.A "green" stool is from rapid transit of feces through the intestines (or the consumption of certain blue or green food dyes in quantity), and "clay-like" appearance to the feces is the result of a lack of bilirubin.^ A "green" stool is from a rapid transit of plant materials through the intestines (or the intake of certain blue or green food colorants), and "clay-like" look (light color) means no bilirubin.
  • Why Are Human Feces Brown? - Due to degradation products of hemoglobin - Softpedia 10 January 2010 3:27 UTC news.softpedia.com [Source type: General]

^ A "green" stool is from rapid transit of feces through the intestines (or the consumption of certain blue or green food dyes in quantity), and "clay-like" appearance to the feces is the result of a lack of bilirubin.
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^ Artificial food coloring in some processed foods such as highly colorful packaged breakfast cereals can also cause unusual feces coloring if eaten in sufficient quantities.
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.Bile overload is very rare, and not a health threat.^ Bile overload is very rare, and not a health threat.
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.Problems as simple as serious diarrhea can cause blood in one's stool.^ Problems as simple as serious diarrhea can cause blood in one's stool.
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^ Besides the environmental problems caused by farmed animal waste, the dangerous fecal bacteria from farm sewage, including E. coli , can also cause serious illness in humans.
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^ Black stools caused by blood usually indicate a problem in the intestines (the black is digested blood), whereas red streaks of blood in stool are usually caused by bleeding in the rectum or anus.
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.Black stools caused by blood usually indicate a problem in the intestines (the black is digested blood), whereas red streaks of blood in stool are usually caused by bleeding in the rectum or anus.^ Diarrhea is rare in birds and usually indicates a problem in the digestive tract.

^ Black stools caused by blood usually indicate a problem in the intestines (the black is digested blood), whereas red streaks of blood in stool are usually caused by bleeding in the rectum or anus.
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^ If they are bright red blood, then they may be blood from the rectum or anus.
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.Food may sometimes make an appearance in the feces.^ Food may sometimes make an appearance in the feces.
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^ Food may sometimes appear in the feces, the most common undigested food items visible in human feces being seeds, nuts, corn and beans, due to their high amount of cellulose fibers, which cannot be attacked by the human digestive juices.
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^ Though it is lower in energy than the food it came from, feces may still contain a large amount of energy, often 50% of that of the original food.
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.Common undigested foods found in human feces are seeds, nuts, corn and beans, mainly because of their high dietary fiber content.^ Common type of bacteria found in human feces .
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^ No doubt it`s due to the high oily veg content of the food and the vast quantities of beer taken to wash it down.
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^ Feces are undigested food, bacteria, mucus, and dead cells.

.Beets may turn feces different hues of red.^ Beets may turn feces different hues of red.
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^ If your feces turn red but do not show any red blood cells, it may due to your diet contain artificial red food coloring or you may have eaten lots of tomatoes or watermelons.
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^ In small birds such as lovebirds or cockatiels, the feces may turn dark and pasty within 24 hours.

.Artificial food coloring in some processed foods such as highly colorful packaged breakfast cereals can also cause unusual feces coloring if eaten in sufficient quantities.^ Artificial food coloring in some processed foods such as highly colorful packaged breakfast cereals can also cause unusual feces coloring if eaten in sufficient quantities.
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^ If your feces turn red but do not show any red blood cells, it may due to your diet contain artificial red food coloring or you may have eaten lots of tomatoes or watermelons.
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^ If you consume foods or liquids rich in artificial flavors or chemical, the feces may also smell worse.
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.Laboratory examination of feces, usually termed as stool examination or stool test, is done for the sake of diagnosis, for example, to detect presence of parasites such as pinworms and/or their eggs (ova) or to detect disease spreading bacteria.^ All of these things make parasitic eggs, larvae and oocysts more and more difficult to detect and increase the likelihood of a false negative result.

^ It is possible for inexperienced vets to incorrectly identify these objects as parasite eggs or oocysts and to, consequently, falsely determine the animal to be positive for a parasitic disease.

^ Parasites that enter the rectum and secrete eggs onto the edges of the anus, not into the faeces: Oxyuris equi (equine pinworms), Enterobius (human and ape pinworms).

Personal hygiene

.All cultures practice some form of personal cleansing after expelling feces.^ All cultures practice some form of personal cleansing after expelling feces.
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^ Some people who practice sexual coprophagy say that only a lover's poop is good to eat; all other poop (including their own) makes them gag.
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^ After some creative Googling, I found that this behavior is called “coprophagia” — an excellent word formed from Greek kopros (feces) + phagein (to eat).
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  • In Western and East Asian society, the use of toilet paper is widespread.^ MSG (1067) -- 05.26.2008 If you can see the entire turd, it is easy to get an approximate measurement using a 4" x 4" square of toilet paper.
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    ^ I decided to measure it, using a 4" piece of toilet paper, which I laid along the turd, curving as necessary, 7.5 times, for a 30" turd!
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    ^ A very common and widespread use of the word "Al-Qaeda" in different Arab countries in the public language is for the toilet bowl.
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    • Other paper products were also historically used (before the advent of flush toilets).
    • Several companies market toilet tissue or wipes for babies and campers.
    • In some European countries, the use of a bidet for additional cleaning is common.
  • In South Asia and South-east Asia, showers are provided for use in toilets.
  • In Islam, washing is prescribed by ritual cleansing with water, of which washing of the anus is part of the ablutions.^ I do not want to become "known" to the janitors, who might betray me to my bosses, who, in turn, might bar me from company toilets or demand that I use a litter box.
    • Taming Tremendous Turds: How I Successfully Flush My Super-Size Feces | PoopReport.com 10 January 2010 3:27 UTC www.poopreport.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ MSG (1067) -- 05.26.2008 If you can see the entire turd, it is easy to get an approximate measurement using a 4" x 4" square of toilet paper.
    • The longest turd you've ever had was | PoopReport.com 17 September 2009 23:44 UTC www.poopreport.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I use my bare hands to pick up the turd, and clean his toilet afterwards .
    • Taming Tremendous Turds: How I Successfully Flush My Super-Size Feces | PoopReport.com 10 January 2010 3:27 UTC www.poopreport.com [Source type: Original source]

    .The "act" of passing toilet, in Islam, requires entering the toilet room with left foot first, ritual cleansing with water using the left hand, and stepping out with right foot first,[4] as toilet rooms are considered by Islam "houses of Satan". In many Muslim countries, piped water is supplied inside toilets for both bathing and washing in addition to flushing of fecal matter.
  • In India, the anus is also washed with water using the left hand.^ You scoop water out of the bin with your left hand and use that to cleanse yourself.
    • Scoop on Poop 10 January 2010 3:27 UTC www.heptune.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The in-house fecal flotation 'Fecalyzer' (also spelled Fecalyser) apparatus, used by many veterinarians, consists of an outer casing (the white plastic capsule or outer casing) containing a green fecal filtration 'basket'.

    ^ Not only are they sometimes very difficult to flush, they often totally block/clog the evacuation hole in the toilet and require breaking up before attempting to flush.
    • Taming Tremendous Turds: How I Successfully Flush My Super-Size Feces | PoopReport.com 10 January 2010 3:27 UTC www.poopreport.com [Source type: Original source]

    .As with all such practices, hand washing after use of the toilet has become a very important public health issue.
  • In the United Kingdom, the Indian toilet was adapted as the WC or water closet and widely deployed in England during the reign of Queen Victoria.^ Humans collecting and/or cleaning up animal faeces within the home need to adopt very good hygiene practices (wearing disposable gloves when collecting and cleaning faeces, thoroughly washing hands afterwards etc.

    ^ I do not want to become "known" to the janitors, who might betray me to my bosses, who, in turn, might bar me from company toilets or demand that I use a litter box.
    • Taming Tremendous Turds: How I Successfully Flush My Super-Size Feces | PoopReport.com 10 January 2010 3:27 UTC www.poopreport.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I use my bare hands to pick up the turd, and clean his toilet afterwards .
    • Taming Tremendous Turds: How I Successfully Flush My Super-Size Feces | PoopReport.com 10 January 2010 3:27 UTC www.poopreport.com [Source type: Original source]

    London was the stage for several instances of food poisoning resulting from workers handling food after using the toilet. .Cleansing of the anus was an arbitrary practice left to personal choice and facility available.
  • In Ancient Rome, a communal sponge was used, which was then rinsed in a bucket of salt water.
  • In Japan, flat sticks were used in ancient times, being replaced by toilet paper as the country became more Sinicized.^ MSG (1067) -- 05.26.2008 If you can see the entire turd, it is easy to get an approximate measurement using a 4" x 4" square of toilet paper.
    • The longest turd you've ever had was | PoopReport.com 17 September 2009 23:44 UTC www.poopreport.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ WORFEUS, you’re being totally unfair actually using a person’s statements against them.
    • Think Progress » Gen. Batiste: Rumsfeld ‘Served Up Our Great Military A Huge Bowl of Chicken Feces’ 10 January 2010 3:27 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: General]

    ^ At home, use a knife or other implement to cut the large turd into manageable pieces, and quickly pour a full bucket of water down the toilet, from as great a height as possible, to generate the additional water power needed (sometimes two or more bucketfuls may be needed).
    • Taming Tremendous Turds: How I Successfully Flush My Super-Size Feces | PoopReport.com 10 January 2010 3:27 UTC www.poopreport.com [Source type: Original source]

    Toilets that include built-in bidets have now become widely popular in private homes; these can be very sophisticated appliances, allowing users to adjust the temperature, direction and force of water jets, and offering warm air to dry the anus and surrounding regions. The toilet automatically flushes when the buttocks leave the seat.

Bristol Stool Scale

.Consistency and shape of stools may be classified medically according to the Bristol Stool Scale.^ This bodily waste consists of about 75% water, and 25% of solid matter, and this percentage may vary according to individual and the residence time of the feces in the intestine.
  • Are Your Feces Healthy? | Healthmad 10 January 2010 3:27 UTC healthmad.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In fact, certain drugs and medication may also cause the change of the feces’ shape, texture and color.
  • Are Your Feces Healthy? | Healthmad 10 January 2010 3:27 UTC healthmad.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ For a medical symptom description of 'Green feces', the following symptom information may be relevant to the symptoms: Green stool (symptom).
  • Green feces - WrongDiagnosis.com 10 January 2010 3:27 UTC wrongdiagnosis.com [Source type: Academic]

.Pica, a disorder where non-food items are eaten, can cause unusual stool.^ Foster and Smith Dis-Taste (for dogs) are added to the food of the animal whose feces are being eaten (it could be the food of the dog with coprophagy if he eats his own stool; or the food of the cat, if the dog with coprophagy eats the cat's feces).
  • Coprophagy: Preventing Stool Eating in Dogs & Puppies 10 January 2010 3:27 UTC www.peteducation.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Intestinal disorder Starvation stools - usually in children; green watery stool caused by being on a liquid diet for a few days (e.g.
  • Green feces - WrongDiagnosis.com 10 January 2010 3:27 UTC wrongdiagnosis.com [Source type: Academic]

.Intestinal parasites and their ova (eggs) can sometimes be visible to the naked eye.^ Within this time, severe clinical symptoms of parasitism can occur (depending on the parasite species involved), without there being any eggs or oocysts visible in the droppings.

Odor

The molecule hydrogen sulfide contributes to the smell of feces.
The distinctive odor of feces is due to bacterial action. .Gut flora produce compounds such as indole, skatole, and thiols (sulfur-containing compounds), as well as the inorganic gas hydrogen sulfide.^ These compounds contain sulfur.
  • Facts on Farts 17 September 2009 23:44 UTC www.heptune.com [Source type: Original source]

^ (Question submitted by John D.)     Farts tend to be rich in carbon dioxide, and may also contain hydrogen sulfide, the substance primarily responsible for the stench of farts.
  • Facts on Farts 17 September 2009 23:44 UTC www.heptune.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If a fart were to be dissolved in water, carbon dioxide would interact with water to produce carbonic acid, and hydrogen sulfide would make hydrosulfuric acid.
  • Facts on Farts 17 September 2009 23:44 UTC www.heptune.com [Source type: Original source]

.These are the same compounds that are responsible for the odor of flatulence.^ These are the same compounds that are responsible for the odor of flatulence.
  • Poop Facts 10 January 2010 3:27 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

^ These are the same compounds that are responsible for the odor of flatulence .
  • Feces encyclopedia topics | Reference.com 10 January 2010 3:27 UTC www.reference.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ These are the same compounds that give farts their odor.
  • Poop Facts 10 January 2010 3:27 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]
  • Scoop on Poop 10 January 2010 3:27 UTC www.heptune.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • The Real Info on Shit! 10 January 2010 3:27 UTC www.angelfire.com [Source type: Original source]

.Consumption of foods with spices may result in the spices being undigested and adding to the odor of feces.^ Consumption of foods with spices may result in the spices being undigested and adding to the odor of feces.
  • Poop Facts 10 January 2010 3:27 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]
  • Feces encyclopedia topics | Reference.com 10 January 2010 3:27 UTC www.reference.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Common undigested foods found in human feces are seeds, nuts, corn and beans, mainly because of their high dietary fiber content.
  • Poop Facts 10 January 2010 3:27 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]
  • Feces encyclopedia topics | Reference.com 10 January 2010 3:27 UTC www.reference.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A "green" stool is from rapid transit of feces through the intestines (or the consumption of certain blue or green food dyes in quantity), and "clay-like" appearance to the feces is the result of a lack of bilirubin.
  • Poop Facts 10 January 2010 3:27 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]
  • Feces encyclopedia topics | Reference.com 10 January 2010 3:27 UTC www.reference.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The perceived bad odor of feces has been hypothesized to be a deterrent for humans, as consumption or touching it may result in sickness or infection.^ Consumption of foods with spices may result in the spices being undigested and adding to the odor of feces.
  • Poop Facts 10 January 2010 3:27 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]
  • Feces encyclopedia topics | Reference.com 10 January 2010 3:27 UTC www.reference.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Acute diarrhea may result from acute infection...
  • Green feces - WrongDiagnosis.com 10 January 2010 3:27 UTC wrongdiagnosis.com [Source type: Academic]

^ The perceived bad odor of feces has been hypothesized to be a deterrent for humans, as consumption or touching it may result in sickness or infection.
  • Poop Facts 10 January 2010 3:27 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]
  • Feces encyclopedia topics | Reference.com 10 January 2010 3:27 UTC www.reference.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[5] .Of course, human perception of the odor is a subjective matter; an animal that eats feces may be attracted to its odor.^ Of course, human perception of the odor is a subjective matter; an animal that eats feces may be attracted to its odor.
  • Poop Facts 10 January 2010 3:27 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

^ The perceived bad odor of feces has been hypothesized to be a deterrent for humans, as consumption or touching it may result in sickness or infection.
  • Poop Facts 10 January 2010 3:27 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

^ Ignoring: This is often used by owners because they have figured out that their dogs may want attention from eating the feces, so they ignore the dog when it's engaging in coprophagia.
  • Douglas Island Veterinary Service - Coprophagia 11 September 2009 5:05 UTC home.gci.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Pets

.Pets can be trained to use litter boxes or wait to be allowed outside and defecate there.^ I do not want to become "known" to the janitors, who might betray me to my bosses, who, in turn, might bar me from company toilets or demand that I use a litter box.
  • Taming Tremendous Turds: How I Successfully Flush My Super-Size Feces | PoopReport.com 10 January 2010 3:27 UTC www.poopreport.com [Source type: Original source]

^ When you use a tape measure, there is a marking on the back that specifies how long the actual metal box is, so you can add that to your measurement.
  • The longest turd you've ever had was | PoopReport.com 17 September 2009 23:44 UTC www.poopreport.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I know that there is no real rhyme or reason for it, but it started the same day Buck found the litter box.
  • corprophagia eating feces 10 January 2010 3:27 UTC www.berner.org [Source type: General]

.Training can be done in several ways, especially dependent on species.^ Within this time, severe clinical symptoms of parasitism can occur (depending on the parasite species involved), without there being any eggs or oocysts visible in the droppings.

An example is crate training for dogs. .Several companies market carpet cleaning products aimed at pet owners.^ Pet Informed is not in any way affiliated with any of the companies whose fecal flotation products appear in images or information contained within this article.

Uses

.Human feces may be used as fertilizer (See also: Humanure) in the form of biosolids (treated sewage sludge).^ That we’ve enlightened ourselves to the point that we can see the human body for what it is, just a physical form, and not inherently sexual in and of itself?
  • The 8 (Literally) Shittiest Jobs Of All Time | Cracked.com 10 January 2010 3:27 UTC www.cracked.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ What I like to use is more enzymes in the form of "green vegetation" which seems also to be what many dogs who eat feces also crave as they also seek grass to eat.
  • corprophagia eating feces 10 January 2010 3:27 UTC www.berner.org [Source type: General]

^ The information on this site is not to be used for diagnosing or treating any health concerns you may have - please contact your physician or health care professional for all your medical needs.
  • Green feces - WrongDiagnosis.com 10 January 2010 3:27 UTC wrongdiagnosis.com [Source type: Academic]

.The feces of animals is often used as fertilizer; see manure and guano.^ Foeces        See:   Feces "...The Ancients used the decoction of the Lote Tree rasp, which we call Melo Fiocco .
  • "Natural Magick" - "Glossary/Index - F" 10 January 2010 3:27 UTC homepages.tscnet.com [Source type: Original source]

.Some animal feces, especially those of the camel, bison and cow, is used as fuel when dried out.^ The best stool samples to get are those that are fresh - straight out of the animal within the last 30 minutes where possible.

^ Wondering if any of you out in Berner land could forward some suggestions in attempts to eliminate the problem of eating feces.
  • corprophagia eating feces 10 January 2010 3:27 UTC www.berner.org [Source type: General]

^ Apparently getting used to eating feces and drinking urine is a must for those with ambition to become Muslims - even Muhammad encouraged his followers to drink his urine.
  • Islam Watch - "Poisoning the Infidels with Feces in UK and US" by Ayesha Ahmed 10 January 2010 3:27 UTC islam-watch.org [Source type: General]

[6] .Animal dung, besides being used as fuel, is occasionally used as a cement to make adobe mudbrick huts[7] or even in throwing sports such as cow pat throwing or camel dung throwing contests.^ Fireworks   Fireworks - Preparations of gun-powder, sulphur and other inflammable materials, used for making explosions in the air, on occasions of public rejoicing; pyrotechnical exhibitions.
  • "Natural Magick" - "Glossary/Index - F" 10 January 2010 3:27 UTC homepages.tscnet.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Such animals may become very ill as a result of this parasitism, however, diagnosis will not be achieved using fecal flotation techniques because the parasites are not yet mature.

^ Large herbivorous animals such as cows, horses and elephants, on the other hand, produce vast quantities of relatively non-stinky fart gas.
  • Facts on Farts 17 September 2009 23:44 UTC www.heptune.com [Source type: Original source]

[8] .Kopi Luwak (pronounced ˈkopi ˈluwak), or Civet coffee, is coffee made from coffee berries which have been eaten by and passed through the digestive tract of the Asian Palm Civet (Paradoxurus hermaphroditus).^ Samantha writes: sometimes the dog is lacking in a digestive enzyme that leaves too much of the food nutirents passing through.
  • corprophagia eating feces 10 January 2010 3:27 UTC www.berner.org [Source type: General]

See also Fewmets for the use of feces in Venery, or Hunting in the Middle Ages

Animal feces

.The feces of non-human animals often have special names.^ The species identified have been isolated from fresh water and soil environments and human feces.

^ Many animal species have evolved to practice coprophagia; other species do not normally consume feces but may do so under unusual conditions.

^ Coccidia (coccidiosis): Eimeria species (common in many wild animal species), Hammondia heydorni (fox, coyote, wild dog - non pathogenic).

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Noun

faeces plural
  1. digested solid or semi-solid waste material discharged from the bowels of an animal; excrement.

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Used primarily in British and South African English.

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Horse feces (foreground), Horse (background)

Feces is the body's solid waste left over from eating food. Feces comes out of the body through the anus. Feces can also be used to create fertiliser for plant crops. Some feces are also used as a fuel for cookery. Feces are known for their unpleasant odor and brown color. Feces are used by some scientists to follow tiger populations.[1]

In informal language, there are many words for feces. These are often offensive or even vulgar. Examples include poop, crap and shit.

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