Preliminary Investigation for Intestinal and Blood Parasites in Starlings in Sulaimania Province.
journal of kerbala university,
2014, Volume 10, Issue 2, Pages 161-165
AbstractIntestinal tract of 107 Common starling birds have been examined, the birds captured in Sulaimania region during the period from 5/1/2012 to 5/7/2012 for detection of intestinal and blood parasites, at least three blood smears prepared from each birds for detection of blood parasites. The results were; two types of helminths were identified one of each: cestodes Choanotaenia masculosa and Acanthocephalan spp., Prevalence rates with these helminthes were 8.56% and 13.91% respectively and concerning to blood parasites there were no parasites detected.
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