|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication:||2006|
|Authors:||I. S. Shanta, Begum, N., Anisuzzaman, A., Bari, A. S. M., Karim, M. J.|
|Keywords:||Backyard poultry, clinico-pathological effects, ectoparasites, prevalence|
To study the prevalence of ectoparasites and their clinicopathological effects on backyard poultry, 300 poultry of both sexes and different ages were examined in different areas of Patuakhali district from July 2005 to May 2006. Of them 86.67% were infested with one or more species of ectoparasites. Six species of lice such as Menacanthus stramineus (74%), Menopon gallinae (63%), Lipeurus caponis (48%), Cuclotogaster heterographus (25%), Goniodes gigas (18%), and Goniocotes gallinae (14%), two species of mites namely Dermanyssus gallinae (57%), Knemidocoptes mutans, (43%) and one species of fly, Simulium sp. (3.7%) were identified. Among these, M. stramineus was the most common. Aged above 5 months, 100% poultry were infested with ectoparasites but cocks and broody hens were severely infested.
Prevalence and Clinico-Pathological Effects of Ectoparasites in Backyard Poultry