Ectoparasite (louse, mite and tick) infestations on female turkeys (Galliformes, Phasianidae. Meleagris gallopavo) in Iran

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2016
Authors:Rassouli, M, Darvishi, MM, Lima, SR
Journal:Journal of Parasitic Diseases
Pagination:1226 - 1229
Date Published:Jan-12-2016
Keywords:Turkey 􏰀 Meleagris gallopavo 􏰀 Ectoparasite 􏰀 Lice 􏰀 Iran

Wild turkeys (Meleagris gallopavo) were evaluated as potential hosts of ectoparasites. Different lice, ticks and mites can infest turkeys and cause direct and/or indirect harms and in some cases can also be fatal. Samples (feathers) were collected from lateral parts of 15 and 7 female turkeys’ body of two different turkey flocks, in Rasht, Gilan province and Piranshahr, Western Azerbaijan province, Iran, respectively. Feathers were inspected for ectoparasites, the collected ectoparasites were decolorized and mounted then identified by identification keys in parasitology laboratory. In this research, four new lice, one mite and one tick on 13 infested turkeys were identified and discussed.

Short Title:J Parasit Dis
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