Incidence of gastrointestinal parasitism of captive wild pigeons at Nagpur
Borghare, A.T.; Bagde, V.P.; Jaulkar, A.D.; Katre, D.D.; Jumde, P.D.; Maske, D.K. and Bhangale, G.N. (2009) Incidence of gastrointestinal parasitism of captive wild pigeons at Nagpur. Veterinary World, 2 (9). 343. ISSN 0972-8988
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Present study was planned to investigate the helminthic infection in captive wild pigeons (Columba livia) at Maharajbagh Zoo Nagpur. All the 30 samples examined were found positive either with single or mixed helminthic infections. The result showed that the incidence of Capillaria sp, Ascaridia sp and Hetarakis sp. were 56.66%, 76.66%, 16.66% respectively. Mixed parasitic infection was recorded in around 17 samples with either Ascaridia sp. and Capillaria sp or with Ascaridia sp. and Heterakis sp. One of 30 samples examined were found with the cysts of Balantidium coli.
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