ThePoultrySite Quick Disease Guide
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Cestodes are tapeworms that are seen in many species; they may not be host specific. Most have intermediate invertebrate hosts such as beetles or earthworms.
- It is doubtful if any signs are produced under most circumstances.
- Occupy space in intestine and create small lesions at point of attachment.
Identification of the presence of the worms at post-mortem examination.
Flubendazole is effective at a 60 ppm in diet, however it may not have a zero withdrawal in commercial egg layers. Check your local regulations.
Control the intermediate hosts, or birds' access to them.
|Figure 34. Mature tapeworms with their heads (scolices) embedded in the intestine.|