What kind of worms are these?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by StanZ, Jun 26, 2016.

  1. StanZ

    StanZ New Egg

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    Just today I noticed this from one of my chickens. Does anyone know what kind of worm this is and what medication to give my chickens? Please and thank you.





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  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Looks like a large round worm or tapeworm. Can you get a close up picture of it?

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  3. StanZ

    StanZ New Egg

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    Yes, here are 2 more photos



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  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    I'm gonna say it looks like a tapeworm, but I'd like for @TwoCrows and @Eggcessive to verify that. Here is a picture I found of chicken tapeworms:
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  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    @StanZ , how long is it?

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  6. StanZ

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    It's about 4 inches
     
  7. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Google pictures of tapeworms and roundworms and let us know what it looks like. Can you tell if it has segments?
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  8. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    I saw this post when validating it.:p

    I thought the exact same thing...tapeworm. Its pretty flat to be a round worm. I vote Tapeworm.
     
  9. StanZ

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    Yes, it does look very much like tapeworm. My immediate concern was that it might be gape worm, but that's a relief that it's not. Any suggestions as to how to treat it?
     
  10. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    You will need to use this stuff for tape worms... http://www.horse.com/item/zimecterin-gold-praziquantel-paste-wormer-775/SLT151412/

    I believe the dosage is .05 ml per pound of chicken. (about a pea sized dolup for the average sized chicken) (Kathy knows more about measuring than I do. :) @casportpony

    Make sure to be meticulous in cleaning around the coop and run, if the tapes are segmenting, there are hundreds of eggs in these segments waiting to be eaten by the chickens. So be as clean as possible for a while to get rid of these things. Tapes are not easy to kill off.

    Good luck and keep us posted!
     

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