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Toxicara egg viability

Paula Sanch Paula.Sanch at emich.edu
Tue Jan 30 18:48:21 EST 1996

Peter wrote:
> We have moved to a house whose garden was covered with dog faeces,
> from the previous occupants. We have two very young children, and
> there is the obvious risk. One cannot guarantee that a child will not
> put his fingers in his mouth sometime.
> I am aware that the soil does not *become* dangerous for around 2
> weeks after the dog has done its business.
> How many months do the eggs take to decay in the soil?

Sorry, Peter, but they don't "decay".  Contact a local 
veterinarian for help in making your yard safe for the kids.

Paula.Sanch at emich.edu

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