alexa Abstract | Morphology and Prevalence of Some Helminth Parasites in Gallus domesticus from Gurez Valley of Jammu and Kashmir, India
ISSN: 2332-2608

Journal of Fisheries & Livestock Production
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Abstract

The present study was aimed to study the distribution, diversity, and prevalence of helminth parasites in domestic fowl from this valley of Gurez. A total of 137 domestic fowl were examined for helminth parasites from May 2013 to April 2015. A high rate of helminth infection (40.14%) was observed. One cestode Raillitina tetragona and two nematodes, Ascaridia galli and Heterakis gallinarum were encountered during the present study. The collected parasites were identified according to the keys and description given by Soulsby (1982) and Yamaguti (1958). High prevalence of infection was observed during summer (41.86%) followed by autumn (34.21%), spring (33.33%) and winter (30.76%). Males (36.96%) were more infected than females (34.37%). The young ones were more infected than adults. Thus, seasonal dynamics and sex of the hosts significantly influenced the prevalence of GIH infection in domestic fowl. Nematodes were more prevalent than cestodes.

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Author(s): Sofi TA, Ahmad F and Sheikh BA

Keywords

Gurez, Gallus domesticus, Raillitina tetragona, Ascaridia galli, Heterakis gallinarum, Prevalence, Gurez, Gallus domesticus, Raillitina tetragona, Ascaridia galli, Heterakis gallinarum, Prevalence

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