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Concurrent Heterakis and Capillaria Infection in Aseel Chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus): Diagnosis, Treatment and Outcome

Thangapandiyan Marudhai, Rama Thangadurai, Vigneshwaran Sakthivel, Inbaraj Chandran, Monica Gunasekar, Chandrasekaran Duraisamy, Vijayarajan Adaikkan.


Abstract

Endoparasitism is among important causes of reduced productivity of indigenous chickens. A seven months old Aseel chicken was presented for post-mortem examination. At necropsy, markedly dilated caecum with numerous adult nematodes of Heterakis sp. was noticed. Faecal examination revealed the presence of two different types of eggs, viz., Heterakis species and Capillaria species eggs. Concurrent Heterakis gallinarum and Capillaria sp. infection in Aseel chicken, treatment and outcome is reported.

Key words: Aseel Chicken, Capillaria spp, Concurrent Infection, Heterakis spp, Nematode






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