Archive for November 18th, 2009

Pigeon Hairworms

Pigeon Hairworms Pigeon Hairworms; these worms are very small (up to 1/4 ” long) and very thin, so seeing them in the intestines is very difficult, and requires special techniques. Because these worms bury their heads right into the wall of the intestines, they cause tissue damage and irritation that can result in haemorrhage, diarrhoea […]

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Pigeon Roundworms

Pigeon Roundworms Roundworms; these worms are fairly large, and measure 1 1/2 to 2″ or more in length. They are believed to compete with the pigeon for nutrients in the intestines, so in heavy infestations, roundworms can be another cause of “going light” because they absorb nutrients that the pigeon needs. In light infestations, these […]

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