11A BTEC Roundworm

Describe a roundworm
Long, round, worm which looks like white earthworms or strands of spaghetti
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Where is roundworm commonly found?
Commonly found in young cats (toxocara cati) and young dogs (toxocara canis).
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Transmission
Roundworm is zoonotic, this means it can be caught/ spread
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what do singns and symptoms include?
Coughing Vomiting (worms may be visible in the vomit) Diarrhoea Lethargy Bloated abdomen Severe infestations can lead to secondary problems such as pneumonia when larval worms migrate into the lungs.
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treatment of roundworm
Females should be treated prior to breeding to prevent larvae migrating though the placenta, and puppies and kittens should be wormed early.
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prevention of roundworm
Regular use of preventative treatments such as treatments applied directly to the animal’s fur/skin, tablets or liquids/pastes.
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Where is roundworm commonly found?

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Commonly found in young cats (toxocara cati) and young dogs (toxocara canis).

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treatment of roundworm

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