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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.
You can prevent a gastrointestinal parasite from infecting your bird, by getting it regularly de-wormed at the veterinarian's office.
Term used to refer to an animal to whom a deworming agent has been administered.
An unsegmented parasitic worm belonging to the Nematoda class
The feces of an animal
The whole system involved in digestion from mouth to anus
The digestive tract containing the stomach and intestine