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shrekfeet

  • Joined Sep 2008
worms in poo
« on: September 15, 2010, 07:28:38 pm »
saw some white wormy things in a some of the sheep poo in the field today. Certain they are not maggots - they were flatish, less than 1cm long and mainly on the surface - oh, creamy white in colour - any ideas?
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daddymatty82

  • Joined Aug 2010
  • swindon
Re: worms in poo
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2010, 08:01:49 pm »
you wormed your animals recently? if not when is the next time there due?

Bright Raven

  • Joined May 2010
  • North Shropshire
Re: worms in poo
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2010, 08:04:07 pm »
Funny that, I have picked up something that is exactly the same as you have described too. No idea how long it was on the ground for but about one or two days I suspect.
I have taken mine to the vet for a worm count and analysis. I also took a fresh poo from my tup with a runny bum for analysis.
The lady I recently brought him from said that he had been wormed on the morning he came to me, but this is at least two weeks after that.
I have been using Verm x to try and sort out his problem but he is still very loose. Poo more like a cow pat on the ground than the classic pellet poo the others produce.

Did she fib about the worming I wonder? Perhaps there is some immunity in her flock.
I will let you know what my investigations throw up.
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shrekfeet

  • Joined Sep 2008
Re: worms in poo
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2010, 08:10:03 pm »
I'll try to post pic tomorrow

andywalt

  • Joined Aug 2010
  • kent
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Re: worms in poo
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2010, 08:47:22 pm »
Well all like a nice photo for clarification, and its great to see what everyone encounters, it builds all our knowledge.

Bring on the worms lets see them wriggle !!
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woollyval

  • Joined Feb 2008
  • Near Bodmin, Cornwall
    • Val Grainger
Re: worms in poo
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2010, 08:17:11 am »
If flatish and about 1cm x .5cm.....tapeworm segments
Most wormers do not do tapeworm!.....but it can be a problem
Lets have a pic!!! ;)
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daddymatty82

  • Joined Aug 2010
  • swindon
Re: worms in poo
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2010, 11:22:06 am »
i bet it will be a crappy pic ;D :D

andywalt

  • Joined Aug 2010
  • kent
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Re: worms in poo
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2010, 03:43:44 pm »
 ;D ;D ;D :D :D ;)
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