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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:34 pm 
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Hello.
I wormed my flock three days ago with Moxidectin Plus. The next day I found one dropping containing roundworm. Today I found a dropping covered with tapeworm segments which I hadn't seen prior to worming. I shall definitely do a follow up dose. Are the segments shed as a last attempt at reproducing before they die or has the treatment been unsuccessful?
Thank you for your responses :).
PS I wormed the birds individually rather then adding it to their water


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 Post subject: Re: Tapeworm
PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:37 pm 
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My understanding was that when they die they are digested (protective enzyme, mucilage, whatever, goes and the disolve)

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 Post subject: Re: Tapeworm
PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:30 pm 
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The segments may be dead, also - and be shedding as part of getting rid of the worm bodies. This might get worse before it gets better. All depends on what you observed before giving worming treatment? Even so, a follow up dose is always a good idea.


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