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Roundworms in Birds

Treatment

 

Roundworms are diagnosed by testing the bird's droppings for parasitic eggs. The veterinarian will then prescribe medication to kill the worms, usually given orally. A second or third dose of the medicine is sometimes necessary for removing all roundworm eggs.

 

Also, if the roundworms coil into a bunch and obstruct the bird's intestines, surgery may be needed.

 

Prevention

 

You can prevent a gastrointestinal parasite from infecting your bird, by getting it regularly de-wormed at the veterinarian's office.

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