PREVALENCE RATE OF HELMINTH PARASITES IN THE GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT OF DOMESTIC PIGEON (COLUMBA LIVIA DOMESTICA) OF KARACHI, SINDH

Authors

  • K.M. Nadeem Department of Zoology, University of Karachi
  • A.G. Rizwana Department of Zoology, University of Karachi

Keywords:

Helminth infection, Pigeon, Cestodes, Raillietina, Cotugnia

Abstract

Present study deals with the prevalence rate of helminth infection in pigeon. During examination of pigeons, cestodes recovered from the intestine belong to genera Raillietina and Cotugnia with 47.94% intensity of infection whereas nematodes were collected from stomach, intestine and mesenteries belonged to genera Ascaridia and Capillaria with 42.46% prevalence rate while nematode larvae were mainly recovered from mesenteries with 9.59% intensity. The highest intensity of helminth infection was observed in May, 2019 i.e. 88.8% while the lowest rate recorded in July, 2019 i.e. 50%. Mainly parasites were collected from stomach, intestine and mesenteries of pigeon.

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Published

2021-12-31

How to Cite

K.M. Nadeem, K. ., & Rizwana, A. . (2021). PREVALENCE RATE OF HELMINTH PARASITES IN THE GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT OF DOMESTIC PIGEON (COLUMBA LIVIA DOMESTICA) OF KARACHI, SINDH. Karachi University Journal of Science, 49(2), 67–71. Retrieved from https://ku-js.com/index.php/kujs/article/view/6