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PREVALENCE OF CESTODE PARASITES OF DOMESTIC FOWL ((GALLUS GALLUS DOMESTICUS)
Zahida Tasawar, Fariha Aziz and Masood Akhtar 

Institute of Pure and Applied Biology, B.Z. University, Multan; 1Department of Veterinary Parasitology, University of Agri culture, Faisalabad-38040, Pakistan

Abstract   

One hundred and twenty chickens were examined during the period of February 1998 to January 1999 to investigate the prevalence and worm burden of cestode parasites. Seven species of cestodes were found as Raillietina spp., (1.66%), R. terragona (51.66%), R. cesticillus (5.83%), Cotugnia spp., (31.66%). Hymenolepis spp., (1.66%), H. Contaniana (0.83%) and H. Carioca (0.83%). R. tetragona had the highest worm burden (21.82) and worm burden of H. carioca was lowest (1).

 
 
   

ISSN 0253-8318 (Print)
ISSN 2074-7764 (Online)



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