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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Animal Hospital of Roslyn

Monday:

9:00 am-7:00 pm

Tuesday:

9:00 am-7:00 pm

Wednesday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

9:00 am-7:00 pm

Saturday:

9:00 am-2:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

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  • "We love the Animal Hospital of Roslyn! Over the years they have taken wonderful compassionate care of our 5 pets."
    Amy. P
  • "Dr.Vic and his entire staff are the most knowledgeable. kind, courteous vets you will ever deal with. Dr Vic, has always taken care of both of my dogs and I would not trust anyone else."
    Karen. B
  • "Dear Dr. Vic,

    I want you to know how much I appreciate your kindness and compassion. We are so happy we have you to take care of our pups."
    Susan. S