rice sized worms in poop

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Gwen Big Fat Hen, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. Gwen Big Fat Hen

    Gwen Big Fat Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've looked all over then internet looking for info on small rice like parasites in chicken poop. HELP
     
  2. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    it may be tapeworm segments... can you get a pic?.. I know gross [​IMG]
     
  3. MissJenny

    MissJenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe I'm wrong but I am thinking a worm is a worm is a worm -- I would treat your hens for worms.

    Jenny
     
  4. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Howdy! Proglottids are surely a sight to see! Google chicken tapeworms and you'll find a wealth of information.
     
  5. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:you are kinda right...lol

    there are a few wormers that will not work on a tape worm they tend to be more difficult then a round worm
     
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  6. Gwen Big Fat Hen

    Gwen Big Fat Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've seen tapeworm segments in my dogs poop before.... THEY DIDNT MOVE!!!! Theses are very tiny, and , Of course, GROSS. They had diarrhea so, at the advice of the feed store, put them on an antibotic. Diarrhea got better, then came back. Now, I find these nasty little rice-like magots!!! All the tapeworm photos in chichens show adult worms and not the segments?? We started with 4 baby chicks, when 3 were snatched by god only knows what, the 1 was lonely so my husband got 2 more from a fleamarket. I think the 2 new ones were just never healthy to begin with [​IMG] and brought whatever this is to our now family pet, Gwen!!
    I'll try to take a picture of the poop and get it upload......... Never thought I'd say that!!! HA
     
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  7. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    this is so gross but if you get a tape worm segment that is [​IMG] fresh [​IMG] [​IMG] it will move

    my cat is always fighting tapeworms he wont stop eating mice but thats a different story lol

    I have found moving tapeworm segments on his butt and on my bed [​IMG] (cat is no longer allowed in ANY bedrooms

    he now gets a shot at the vet every 6 months to prevent...
     
  8. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Fresh proglottids do move especially in warm humid weather. Take a sample to your vet where he or she (or tech) will do a microscopic inspection. Crushing the proglottid releases the eggs and a trained professional should be able to identify the species. Tapeworms usually do require a different medication to kill the entire worm.
     
  9. Gwen Big Fat Hen

    Gwen Big Fat Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hmm, not sure how to post a picture, can u help me with that too? [​IMG]
    i figured out how to upload an image.... now i need to figure out how to change the date on my camera!![​IMG]
     
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    Gwen Big Fat Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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