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Worms in feces


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Posted by pulatus on March 24, 2003 at 21:59:25:

I've had this female black-tail since last August. She was wild caught and has been treated for parasites by a good herp vet. Eats and looks fine but started producing bloody feces this week. I noticed a couple worms in the stools which are very watery and have visible (undigested) hair in them. There was also mucosy blood. The worms were yello/gold, about 2 inches long, larger at the head end and tapering toward the "tail". There also were what appeared to be flat, oval or tear-drop shaped flukes (?) These were white/gray and didn't appear to be alive. The gold worms were still moving.

Can anyone let me know what these are, and a recommended treatment? I'll get both to the vet soon, but leaving for vacation tomorrow for 5-6 days.

Joe


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