Is it true that worms come out of the sheep's wool when it's soaked in the rain?

@modstar (9608)
Philippines
January 24, 2009 10:54am CST
I've never seen a real sheep yet so i don't know. Can this be true?
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9 responses
24 Jan 09
I think if the sheep are not cleaned regularly this may happen. But I don't really know. I know that worms in the gut are fairly common if sheep are not regularly treated.
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@lovesummer (1162)
• Malaysia
25 Jan 09
oh my goodness, that is a bit yucky when i think of it.. haha,, I am not sure as well, i think, it could be true if the sheeps are not hygienic? maybe they are some ticks and lice but i am not sure if worms survive in sheeps wool? worms? suppose to survive in the soil or water isn't? hehe interesting! I don't find worms on my head so far... lucky i ain't sheep.
@modstar (9608)
• Philippines
25 Jan 09
I don't know why i always come up with yucky discussions lol!
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• Malaysia
25 Jan 09
i am just not fond of worms.. any worms lovers here?.. hehe.. happy mylotting!
@modstar (9608)
• Philippines
26 Jan 09
Worms Armageddon i'm sure.
@AbbeyB (670)
• Spain
24 Jan 09
No not at all lol I cant believe you have never seen a sheep? How is that possible? but as I grew up on a farm and lived with sheep for many years I can guarantee you nothing comes out of their wool!
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@modstar (9608)
• Philippines
24 Jan 09
Unless you consider goats as sheeps, then i've seen many heheh..
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@AbbeyB (670)
• Spain
24 Jan 09
errrr no a goat is a goat and a sheep is a sheep lol
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@modstar (9608)
• Philippines
24 Jan 09
Then i am yet to see one wormy sheep. lol!
• Philippines
24 Jan 09
i think that this is true. worms do come out of the sheep's wool when it is not cleaned from time to time. i have learned about this from my son who has his first two years in college in agri business. when i told him that i am considering raising some sheep too, at the farm, he gave me this information. the houseflies (i don't know if other insects also do this) lay their eggs on the sheep's wool because its condition is very favorable for the purpose. we know how thick their wool is and it is kept warm by the sheep itself being a warm blooded animal.
@modstar (9608)
• Philippines
24 Jan 09
I may not want to get close with sheeps!
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• Philippines
24 Jan 09
yes, maybe you will not love to be around the older ones. the newborns are very cute though. you'd love to cuddle them.
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@zweeb82 (5711)
• Malaysia
28 Jan 09
Cool!~ Thanks for the info!~
@onlydia (2808)
• United States
28 Jan 09
WEll, I have never seen it so I really can't tell you. But I think not. You have a good day your friend onlydia
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@moneymaya (901)
• India
25 Jan 09
yes friend its true that the worms come out of the sheep's but I don't know when I am hearing it from you , I have seen sheeps and also know that the sheeps are the way to getting wool but don't know that it's soaked in the rain lol thanks for sharing
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@aisaellis22 (6449)
• United States
25 Jan 09
Hello modstar! Honestly, like you, I really have no idea about it. How did you come up with this question?
@modstar (9608)
• Philippines
25 Jan 09
My sister told me about it... I think she saw it on tv.
• United States
25 Jan 09
oh i see...so you still don't have idea bout' it?
@Annmac (949)
24 Jan 09
I've never seen it happen and I've been around sheep often.
@Annmac (949)
24 Jan 09
When talking about flies laying eggs then it's maggots, not worms that would be in the wool. I haven't seen that either but perhaps because my Uncle dipped his sheep regularly!
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@zweeb82 (5711)
• Malaysia
28 Jan 09
Wow!~ Never heard of before. But after reading the 1st response - that's valuable info.