Tape worms

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Kutz, Feb 26, 2016.

  1. Kutz

    Kutz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi all! Our chicken is a home pet.
    She got tape worms from eating a bug..
    Took het to the vet and started a treatment.now she poops whole tape worms...and sagments.
    One vet said this is not contagious to us.
    The other one said to be careful and wash handsc ect.
    I rad here too that its not and that it is possible to get this worms on us.
    Confused because she live insude the house like our dog.
    Anyone have advice?:(
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    I'd imagine that once out of a hosts' body for a while they will be dead. I reckon the second vet was just exercising caution for you safety.

    CT
     
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