The list just keeps getting longer. My year with chickens has started with a bang - the bad kind, and it has been boiling since at least mid-december The rookie that I am in poultry unfortunately did not recognize all the signs for what they were, and despite my growing worries, the sheer difficulty at finding an available and affordable vet for a consultation on chickens only happened three months later. What my chickens have: Ameraucana rooster Easter Egger : Newest arrival; scratches himself silly all the way to breaking and plucking his feathers, makes flute sounds whenever he sneezes, has a dry-wheezy respiration, sometimes coughs, shakes his head, gasps for breath, got a slightly purple-ish comb, very nervous and flighty, easily stressed out. Feather and poop samples were taken for testing.
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Related Pages An estimated million—1. Ascaris, hookworm, and whipworm are parasitic worms known as soil-transmitted helminths STH. Together, they account for a major burden of parasitic disease worldwide. Ascariasis is now uncommon in the United States. Ascaris parasites live in the intestine and Ascaris eggs are passed in the feces poop of infected people. If an infected person defecates outside for example, near bushes, in a garden, or in a field , or if the feces of an infected person are used as fertilizer, eggs are deposited on soil.
The eggs can then mature into a form of the parasite that is infective. Ascariasis is caused by ingesting eggs. This can happen when hands or fingers that have contaminated dirt on them are put in the mouth, or by consuming vegetables or fruits that have not been carefully cooked, washed, or peeled.
People infected with Ascaris often show no symptoms. If symptoms do occur they can be light and include abdominal discomfort. Heavy infections can cause intestinal blockage and impair growth in children.
Other symptoms such as cough are due to migration of the worms through the body. Ascariasis is treatable with medication prescribed by your health care provider.
Humans can also be infected by pig roundworm Ascaris suum. Ascaris lumbricoides human roundworm and Ascaris suum pig roundworm are indistinguishable. It is unknown how many people worldwide are infected with Ascaris suum. Center: Adult female A.
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