Parasite No. of chickens examined No. of positive (%) chickens
Order Species
Sinophtera(flea) E. gallinacean 390 173 (44.36)
Mite C. mutans 390 135 (34.62)
Phthinaptera(lice) L. caponis 390 24 (6.15)
M. stramineus 390 5 (1.28)
C. heterographa 390 195(50)
Total 390 265 (67.95)
Table 1: Prevalence and species of ectoparasites identified in and around Ambo town.