Can different species of animals transfer parasites?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sara1226, Oct 31, 2016.

  1. sara1226

    sara1226 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a goat that I have been treating for worms and cocci, the goat came from what I thought was a reputable breeder, but he is very sick. After deworming twice I had a stool sample checked and cocci and strongyles showed up still. Can my other pets get the parasites from him, as I do wear the same boots in my chicken run and throughout my yard.

    I'm very worried about my chickens and dog.

    Does anyone know? Do I have to deworm everyone!?
     
  2. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    As far as the Chickens go, I would only worm them if they have contact with the goat...Your Dog/Dogs should be done if around the goat...Contact a local Livestock vet and they will inform you...

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  3. sara1226

    sara1226 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens and dog were around the sick goat.

    I can deworm my chickens as a precaution. All I have is Wazine. I know that isn't as strong as invermectin or safegaurd, but I've been up half the night trying to research if Wazine kills strongyles and I can't find the answer anywhere. It's driving me crazy!!

    Can ANYONE PLEASE tell me if Wazine would kill strongyles. (Not for goats or my dog, I'm meaning for my chickens only)


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  4. rebrascora

    rebrascora Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I believe that most worms are species specific or perhaps more "type specific.... so birds and horses and even humans can all suffer from tape worm for instance, but in each case the tapeworm's life cycle is adapted to that specific animal's digestive system etc. So a poultry tapeworm would not be able to live in and infest a horse for example. Your goat is an entirely different animal to your dogs and your poultry with a very different digestive system, so I would doubt that any worms it has would pose a threat to your other animals.
    I would be inclined to spread lime on the ground in the goat enclosure though to kill off any eggs/larvae that your goat has shed to reduce the risk of re-infestation to the goat.

    Good luck getting the goat back to good health.
     
  5. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    My Dogs eat horse poop...Chicken poop etc....Common practise to worm for Tapeworm, roundworms...If you have other species..Most are not an issue to people....

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