Is this a worm?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by callawayfields, Feb 12, 2015.

  1. callawayfields

    callawayfields New Egg

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    Found this inside one of the eggs this evening. Do you think this is a tapeworm or roundworm? Thanks for any help you can give.[​IMG]
     
  2. dawg53

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    Tapeworms are flat and segmented, roundworms look like spagetti. That is chalaza.
     
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  3. callawayfields

    callawayfields New Egg

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    Thanks. I didn't think it was roundworm but had almost convinced myself that it was tapeworm. Really hoping it wasn't a worm as it seemed huge! In three years of having chickens I hadn't noticed the chalaza being so pronounced. Thanks again I feel much better.
     
  4. dawg53

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    Here's some poultry tapeworm pics: You can see they are flat and segmented, some are stringy like jellyfish tentacles. If you ever see white "rice-like" segments in feces, it's a sign that one or more birds have tapeworms, see the bottom pic.
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