Comparing Git Cestodes and Nematodesin Desi and Broiler Chicken

  • Rajput Zahid Iqbal
  • Ali Adnan
  • Arijo Abdullah
  • Soomro Noor Ahmed
  • Leghari Ambreen
Keywords: Cestode, nematode, scavenger chicken, broiler chicken, gastrointestinal parasites

Abstract

A study on the prevalence of cestode and nematode parasites in Desi and Broiler chicken was conducted. Total 400 (200 each) birds were examined. The gut samples were collected during May, June, and July. Microscopic examination revealed that 84% and 66% desi chicken acquired the infection with cestode and nematodes respectively. While the prevalence of cestode and nematode in broiler was found 30.5% and 23% respectively. The prevailing percentage of cestode species in desi and broiler chicken were 58 and 17; 5 and 6; 15 and 6.5; 4 and 1, and 4 and 0, with Raillietina tetragona, Raillietina cesticillus, Raillietina Echinobothrida, Amoebotaenia cuneata, and Choanotaenia infundibulum respectively. The prevailing percentage of nematode species in desi and broiler chicken were 40 and 9, and 26 and 14, with Ascaridia galli and Subulura brumpti respectively. Comparative study revealed that the prevailing percentage of cestode and nematode was significantly higher (P< 0.05) in desi breed as compared to the broiler. The highest prevailing percentage of cestodewas recorded during July and May in desi and broiler respectively. The prevalence of nematode during the month of July was found to be higher than corresponding months of study in both breeds of chicken.

Published
2019-10-10