PREVALENCE OF GASTROINTESTINAL HELMINTH PARASITES IN DOMESTIC CHICKENS GALLUS DOMESTICUS OF SELECTED AREAS AT KARIMNAGAR AND KHAMMAM DISTRICTS, TELANGANA STATE, INDIA
Rama Rao K.*, B. Geetanjali, N. Akhil, D. Uday Kumar, B. Triveni, K. Jaya Kumari, G. Saritha, B. Ashok, P. Padma Rani, T. Poojitha, M. Srilatha, G. Naga Rani, M. Anusha, N. Swapna, J. Rajeswari, V. Hymavathi, B. Ravali, M. Saritha and A. Sowmya
The prevalence of gastrointestinal helminth parasites were observer in Gallus domesticus at different seasons. The mixed parasitic species were reported during the study period from September 2017 to August 2018. The population size (n= 142) in Karimnagar district observed as 87 chickens were infected and (n= 91) in Khammam district observed as 43 chickens were infected and the population size were positive to helminth infection. Which of these, two species of nematodes Ascaridia galli, Heterakis gallinarum and two species of cestodes Raillietina tetragona, Raillietina echinobothrida reported. The nematodes of Ascaridia galli prevalence in the population are 43.66% and the prevalence among helminth is 71.26%. The Heterakis gallinarum prevalence in the population is 38.03% and the prevalence among helminth is 62.07%. The cestods of Raillietina tetragona prevalence in the population are 50.72% and the prevalence among helminth is 82.76%. The Raillietina echinobothrida prevalence in the population is 46.48% and the prevalence among helminth is 75.86%. The results of this study observed that both nematodes and cestodes are highly prevalent in domestic chickens in the studied area.
Keywords: Gastrointestinal helminthes, nematodes, cestodes, Prevalence.
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