Tapeworms

Image of a tape worm.

Tapeworms live in the digestive tracts of vertebrates as adults and often in the bodies of various animals as juveniles. In a tapeworm infection, adults absorb food predigested by the host, so the worms have no need for a digestive tract or a mouth. Large tapeworms are made almost entirely of reproductive structures with a small "head" for attachment. Symptoms vary widely, depending on the species causing the infection. The largest tapeworms can be 20 m or longer. Tapeworm awareness is importance to humans because they infect people and livestock. Two important tapeworms are the pork tapeworm and the beef tapeworm

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  • "I work in Animal Rescue at the San Bernardino Animal Shelter and on several occasions we have had seriously ill animals that were going to be put to sleep due to their illness or injury. Dr Bishay and his staff have made the decision to not put them down but treat them and therefore save precious lives. He is dedicated to the welfare of the animals as are his entire staff. I would definitely continue to have him as our rescue vet"
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