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5. Incidence of gastrointestinal
parasitism of captive wild pigeons at Nagpur - A. T.
Borghare, V. P. Bagde, A. D. Jaulkar, D. D. Katre, P. D. Jumde, D.
K. Maske and G. N. Bhangale
Veterinary World 2(9):343
study was planned to investigate the helminthic infection
in captive wild pigeons (Columba livia)
at Maharajbagh Zoo Nagpur.
All the 30 samples examined were found positive either with
single or mixed helminthic infections.
The result showed that the incidence of Capillaria sp, Ascaridia sp and
were 56.66%, 76.66%, 16.66% respectively. Mixed parasitic
infection was recorded in around 17 samples with either Ascaridia sp. and Capillaria sp or
with Ascaridia sp.
and Heterakis sp.
One of 30 samples examined were found with the cysts of Balantidium coli.
Captive, Wild Pigeon, Zoo, Helminth,