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  MASSWILDLIFE Roundworm Facts
Roundworm (Baylisascaris procyonis) is a common intestinal parasite of raccoon and is a cause of a fatal nervous system disease in wild animals.
Raccoon roundworm is not new and its occurrence in raccoons ranges from 40-60% in adults and 90-95% in juveniles.
Raccoon roundworm begins when an egg is deposited by an adult worm living in the intestine of an infected raccoon.
www.mass.gov /dfwele/dfw/dfw_roundworm.htm   (1014 words)

  
 Feline Roundworm Infection ~ Pawprints and Purrs, Inc.
Roundworms are one of the most common intestinal parasites of the cat.
Roundworms are not particularly pathogenic (harmful) to mature cats, but large numbers may cause life-threatening problems in kittens and debilitated adult cats.
The immature roundworms (called larvae) are present in the mother’s mammary glands and pass through her milk to the kittens.
www.sniksnak.com /cathealth/roundworms.html   (1064 words)

  
 Roundworm [Section Title] - Health encyclopaedia - NHS Direct
Roundworms (also known as Ascaris lumbricoides) belong to a large group of worms called nematodes.
Roundworms are common human parasites that live in the intestine (guts).
Roundworms are pale pink in colour and have a long cylindrical body, between 20 and 30 cm long.
www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk /articles/article.aspx?ArticleId=326&PrintPage=1   (781 words)

  
 Parasitic Roundworm Diseases, NIAID Fact Sheets
Roundworms, or nematodes, are a group of invertebrates (animals having no backbone) with long, round bodies.
Most roundworm eggs or larvae are found in the soil and can be picked up on the hands and transferred to the mouth or can enter through the skin.
With the exception of the roundworm that causes trichinosis, mature adult roundworms eventually end up or live in human intestines and cause a variety of health problems.
www.niaid.nih.gov /factsheets/roundwor.htm   (2905 words)

  
  Roundworm definition - Medical Dictionary definitions of popular medical terms easily defined on MedTerms
Roundworm: A type of parasitic worm that hatches in the intestines and lives there.
The eggs of the roundworm usually enter the body through contaminated water or food or on fingers placed in the mouth after the hands have touched a contaminated object.
The term roundworm is in contrast to a flatworm.
www.medterms.com /script/main/art.asp?articlekey=12512   (211 words)

  
 Roundworm
A roundworm infection is a disease of the digestive tract, which is caused by a group of parasitic worms known as nematodes.
Roundworm infections can occur all over the world but is most common in warm, moist climates and in countries were raw fish or squid is popular.
This particular infection is caused by a type of roundworm which lives in the intestines of cats and dogs.
www.irishhealth.com /?level=4&con=403   (438 words)

  
  Alternative Medicine - Herbs, Yoga and Nutritional Supplements - Health And Age
Ascariasis is an infection caused by the roundworm Ascaris lumbricoides.
Threadworm is an infection caused by the roundworm Strongyloides stercorali.
VLM is an infection caused by the roundworms Toxocara canis, Toxocara cati, or Baylisascaris procyonis.
www.healthandage.com /html/res/com/ConsConditions/Roundwormscc.html   (2603 words)

  
  AJC Health : Integrative Medicine  :  Conditions   :  Roundworms | ajc.com
Ascariasis is an infection caused by the roundworm Ascaris lumbricoides.
Threadworm is an infection caused by the roundworm Strongyloides stercorali.
VLM is an infection caused by the roundworms Toxocara canis, Toxocara cati, or Baylisascaris procyonis.
www.ajc.com /health/altmed/shared/health/alt_medicine/ConsConditions/Roundwormscc.html   (2457 words)

  
 Roundworm - Search View - MSN Encarta
Roundworms are almost worldwide in distribution and are abundant in the surface layers of soils.
Roundworm infections are common and frequently go unnoticed, but several species cause serious diseases.
Although numerous roundworms are free-living, the parasitic forms are of greatest economic interest.
encarta.msn.com /text_761562582__1/Roundworm.html   (383 words)

  
 CHAI - Cat Health - Roundworms   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Roundworms, sometimes called ascarids, pass moderate numbers of microscopic eggs which are found in the cat's stool.
Roundworm larvae (immature worms) may be present in the mother cat's mammary glands and milk throughout the period of nursing the kittens.
Roundworms are diagnosed by a microscopic examination of the cat's stool.
www.chai-online.org /en/companion/health/caring_cat_roundworms.htm   (817 words)

  
 Cat Roundworms Article From AllergicPet.com
Roundworms are one of the most common intestinal parasites of the cat.
Roundworms are not particularly pathogenic (harmful) to mature cats, but large numbers may cause life-threatening problems in kittens and debilitated adult cats.
The immature roundworms (called larvae) are present in the mother’s mammary glands and pass through her milk to the kittens.
www.allergicpet.com /articles/cat_roundworms.html   (998 words)

  
 Baker Institute - Companion Animal Health Resource Center   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Roundworm infections may occur in a number of different ways, however the most common way for a dog to become infected is through its mother.
Adult roundworms occasionally are passed in feces or vomit and because of their relatively large (4 or 5 inch) size are quite easy to see.
Characteristic roundworm eggs are readily visible in the feces of infected dogs, and your veterinarian needs only to examine a small sample under the microscope to reach a diagnosis.
bakerinstitute.vet.cornell.edu /cahrc/Roundworm.htm   (827 words)

  
 Parasitic Worms - Novartis.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Roundworms, also called ascarids, are the most common worms of dogs and cats.
In addition, roundworms can be acquired from the environment, by accidentally ingesting the infective eggs in contaminated soil or by eating infected rodents.
Roundworms are especially harmful to puppies, in which the migrating larvae can cause liver, lung and brain damage.
www.ah.novartis.com /pet_health/en/dog/worms/roundworm.shtml   (457 words)

  
 Parasitic Worms - Novartis.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Adult roundworms live in the small intestine of cats, where they lay eggs, which are shed in the environment through the cat’s feces.
Roundworms are especially harmful to kittens, in which the migrating larvae can cause liver, lung and brain damage.
Since almost all kittens are infected soon after birth, and are continuously reinfected through their mother’s milk or through the environment, it is important to initiate the anthelmintic treatment in their very first weeks of life and to treat them frequently afterwards (e.g.
www.ah.novartis.com /pet_health/en/cat/worms/roundworm.shtml   (469 words)

  
 Roundworm in Cats - Causes, Treatment & Prevention of roundworm in cats.
Roundworms (Ascarids) are a common intestinal parasitic worm found in many species.
Also, as the roundworms are competing with the cat for food, it can result in your cat not receiving enough nutrients and becoming malnourished.
Toxocariasis is a disease in humans caused by infection of the roundworm egg.
www.cat-world.com.au /RoundwormsInCats.htm   (774 words)

  
 Roundworm Infections | AHealthyMe.com
Roundworm infections are diseases of the digestive tract and other organ systems caused by nematodes.
Roundworm infections are widespread throughout the world, with some regional differences.
Since the first symptoms of roundworm infection are common to a number of illnesses, a doctor is most likely to consider the possibility of a parasitic disease on the basis of the patient's history--especially in children.
www.ahealthyme.com /topic/topic100587424   (1622 words)

  
 Parasitic Roundworm Diseases, NIAID Fact Sheet
Roundworms, or nematodes, are a group of invertebrates (animals having no backbone) with long, round bodies.
Most roundworms or their eggs are found in the soil and can be picked up on the hands and transferred to the mouth or can enter through the skin.
With the exception of the roundworm that causes trichinosis, mature roundworms eventually end up or live in human intestines and cause a variety of health problems.
www.medhelp.org /NIHlib/GF-494.html   (2814 words)

  
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Since the first symptoms of roundworm infection are common to a number of illnesses, a doctor is most likely to consider the possibility of a parasitic disease on the basis of the patient's history-- especially in children.
Roundworm eggs can remain viable in the soil for many years and horses usually ingest as they graze.
Roundworm infection is transmitted through ingestion of eggs in an infected rodent, infected soil, or milk from an infected mother.
www.lycos.com /info/roundworm.html   (623 words)

  
 Introduction to the Nematoda
Some scientists have estimated that there may be as many as half a million more unkown species of roundworm yet to be discovered, an estimate based on the fact that many new species are still being discovered, that relatively few people are looking for more species, and that most roundworms look pretty much alike.
Nematodes were once classified with a very large and heterogeneous cluster of animals grouped together on the basis of their overall worm-like appearance, simple structure of an internal body cavity called a pseudocoelom, and the lack of features such as cilia and a well-defined head that are found in most animals.
The cuticle is the closest thing a roundworm has to a skeleton, and in fact the worm uses its cuticle as a support and leverage point for movement.
www.ucmp.berkeley.edu /phyla/ecdysozoa/nematoda.html   (1115 words)

  
 dog worms tapeworm and roundworm in dogs and puppies in the uk
Roundworms are passed from dog to dog via eggs and larvae in their faeces.
The adult roundworms lay their eggs in the small intestine which are then shed into the environment via the dogs faeces.
This type of roundworm is not passed from the mother to her puppies from her womb or milk.
www.petplanet.co.uk /petplanet/health/wormsindogs.htm   (842 words)

  
 Roundworm infections
Roundworm infections are diseases of the digestive tract and other organ systems caused by nematodes.
Roundworm infections are widespread throughout the world, with some regional differences.
Since the first symptoms of roundworm infection are common to a number of illnesses, a doctor is most likely to consider the possibility of a parasitic disease on the basis of the patient's history--especially in children.
www.healthatoz.com /healthatoz/Atoz/ency/roundworm_infections.jsp   (1599 words)

  
 roundworm - Information from Reference.com
One roundworm of note is Caenorhabditis elegans, which lives in the soil and has...
Ascariasis is a human disease caused by the parasitic roundworm Ascaris lumbricoides.
Roundworms, also called ascarids, are the most common worms of dogs and cats.
www.reference.com /search?q=roundworm&db=web   (285 words)

  
 Healthopedia.com - Roundworm Infection (Ascariasis)
A roundworm infection is caused by Ascaris lumbricoides, an intestinal roundworm.
Roundworm infections are widely found in tropical and humid areas, including the southeastern United States.
The cause is often a lack of sanitation, or the use of human manure as fertilizer.
www.healthopedia.com /roundworm-infection   (329 words)

  
 Roundworm Info
Dogs get roundworms either from eating worm eggs off the ground or because the mother dog was infected and passed the worms to her puppies during her pregnancy.
Although the risk to humans is slight, roundworm is a major health concern.
Roundworm is not present in dogs that receive regular worm treatments.
www.houstondogwalkers.com /dog_waste_roundworm.htm   (254 words)

  
 Helpful Roundworm Information for dog owners
Roundworms, sometimes called ascarids, pass moderate numbers of microscopic eggs which are passed in the dog's faeces and can be detected by microscopic examination.
This is true even if the bitch is not passing roundworm eggs in the faeces because roundworm larvae (immature worms) encyst in the mother's muscle tissue and are not detected by our tests for adult worms.
Roundworms are diagnosed by a microscopic examination of the dog's faeces.
www.wilburyvets.co.uk /helpinfo_dog_worms.htm   (843 words)

  
 Dog Information: Roundworm - Dog.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Although many infected puppies do not show symptoms, the eggs from the worms are still shed in their feces where they can be spread to other animals, including children.
Roundworms resemble spaghetti, can be 4 inches in length and are sometimes seen in vomit or stools.
Fecal exams are helpful in diagnosing a roundworm infestation, but unless adult worms are laying eggs in the dog's intestine, tests can be inconclusive.
www.dog.com /information/roundworm.asp   (290 words)

  
 Roundworm - WrongDiagnosis.com
Roundworm: Roundworms, or nematodes, are a group of invertebrates (animals having no backbone) with long, round bodies.
Most roundworms or their eggs are found in the soil and can be picked up on the hands and transferred to the mouth or can enter through the skin.
With the exception of the roundworm that causes trichinosis, mature roundworms eventually end up or live in human intestines and cause a variety of health problems.
www.wrongdiagnosis.com /r/roundworm/intro.htm   (400 words)

  
 Raccoon Roundworm
Parasitic and zoonotic disease of mammals and birds caused by infection with the roundworm (Nematode), Baylisascaris procyonis.
This is a trait shared by other roundworms.
Roundworms found in the intestines of raccoons should be submitted to determine if they are B.
www.unbc.ca /nlui/wildlife_diseases_bc/baylisascaris.htm   (902 words)

  
 Dog worms - Dog Heartworm, Tapeworm, Hookworm, Roundworm, and Whipworm
Internal parasites (worms) can be as tiny as a speck, or as long as spaghetti, but they all have one thing in common: they love to hang out inside your pet.
Roundworms and hookworms are found a lot in puppies and sometimes in adult dogs.
Some worm eggs or larvae can be dormant in the dog's body and activated only in times of stress, or in the case of roundworms and hookworms, until the later stages of pregnancy when they activate and infest the soon-to-be-born puppies and kittens.
www.pet-supplies-review.com /dog-worms.html   (364 words)

  
 aPaws - Association of Professional Animal Waste Specialists & Pooper Scooper Directory   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Dogs get roundworms either from eating worm eggs off the ground or because the mother dog was infected and passed the worms to her puppies during her pregnancy.
Although the risk to humans is slight, roundworm is a major health concern.
Roundworm is not present in dogs that receive regular worm treatments.
www.apaws.org /visitors/roundworm.shtml   (267 words)

  
 Raccoon Roundworm
This roundworm has been implicated in the deaths of several children in the U.S. and like so many parasites there is no known cure.
But the reason why the raccoon is such an important carrier of the worm is because of the ubiquitous nature of the raccoon and the animal's tendency to defecate in mass in places known as toilets.
Roundworm eggs can last for years in soil and are remarkably resistant to disinfection.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/living_wildlife/99592   (422 words)

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