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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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Commerce | Mixed Animal Practice

Monday - Wednesday, Friday:

8:00 am - 5:30 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am - 5:30 pm

Evening (after 5:30 pm) vaccinations by appointment only

Saturday:

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sunday:

Emergencies Only

Pinehurst Small Animal Practice, including exotics

Monday, Wednesday - Friday:

8:00 am - 5:30 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am - 5:30 pm

Evening (after 5:30 pm) vaccinations by appointment only

Saturday:

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

Mandan Small Animal Practice

Monday - Friday:

8:00 am - 5:30 pm

Saturday:

by appointment only

Sunday:

Closed