flat worm or tape worm in egg?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by annefarris, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. annefarris

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    This is the second one of these "worms" I have found in eggs. It is a flat shaped "worm". The previous one was a little more "developed", with a definite head on it. This one looks decapitated. I have looked online and only see reference to and photos of roundworms in eggs. Has anyone found anything like this worm formation in their eggs or can you tell me what it is and what to do? Will try to insert a photo...haven't posted before.

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  2. dawg53

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    Are you saying you found the worm INSIDE the egg? What are we looking at in the photos besides the tapeworm?
    You need to purchase Valbazen (albendazole), a liquid cattle/sheep wormer. You can purchase it from Jefferslivestock.com or call them. Valbazen kills tapeworms and all other known worms that chickens get. It is administered orally. Use a syringe without needle to dose your chickens. Dosage is 1/2cc for standard size chickens and 1/4cc for smaller chickens. I highly recommend that you worm ALL your chickens with valbazen. You must redose them again in 10-14 days after the initial worming to kill larva hatched from eggs after the initial dosing. Dont eat the eggs for 28 days grand total, toss the eggs in the garbage.
     
  3. annefarris

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    Yes, this (and one similar a while back) was inside the egg when I cracked it, in the white part. I fished it out with a spoon and put it on a dark brown paper napkin. That's what's in the photo, the white worm-thing on a dark wet spot made by part of the egg white on the brown napkin. Have you seen or heard of this kind of worm in an egg before? I will get the wormer and get going on that.
     
  4. dawg53

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    Quote:I've seen pics of roundworms in eggs, but not tapeworms. I'll post a couple of pics:
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  5. dawg53

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    One more:
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    Here's some tapes like you're seeing, only smaller. There are many types of tapeworms. The one in your eggs are common in chickens. But like I stated, I've never seen one in an egg.
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  7. RhodeIslandRedFan

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  8. dawg53

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    Quote:The worms found in annefarris' eggs are tapeworms, they are flat and segmented, very easy to identify as tapeworm.
     
  9. SirFarmAlot

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    How often should you deworm the chickens?
     
  10. hcppam

    hcppam Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ohhh guys you are grossing me out. [​IMG] Good info, but scary, hate to have a customer come back to me with that (when I get eggs LOL)
     

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