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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(9): 2517-2521
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.609.309


Incidence of Endoparasites in Captive Pheasants in Arignar Anna Zoological Park, Vandalur, Chennai, India
R. Pradeep*, A. Senthilkumar, A. Sangaran, S. Prathaban and A. Pradeep
81/4 East Street, Pandavarmangalam, Kovilpatti, Thoothukudi-628502, Tamil Nadu, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

A brief study was conducted to identify the common endoparasites that affect the Captive Pheasants. This study was undertaken in captive pheasants reared at Arignar Anna Zoological Park, Vandalur, Chennai. The dropping samples (n=76) were preserved in small containers filled with 10% formalin. The samples were examined for the evidence of endoparasitism by sedimentation, flotation techniques and direct smear method. The examination revealed the presence of endoparasites such as Ascaridia sp. (21.05%), Capillaria sp. (34.02%), Strongyloides sp. (15.78%), Strongyle (36.84%), oocyst of Eimeria sp (31.57%), Acanthocephala sp. (10.52%), Hymenolepsis sp. (5.26%) and mixed infections (57.89%). Based on this study, the major causes for endoparasitism were identified and discussed. Important management measures were suggested to prevent endoparasites in order to promote the health of birds from parasitic infection.


Keywords: Captive pheasants, Zoological park, Chennai
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Pradeep, R., A. Senthilkumar, A. Sangaran, S. Prathaban and Pradeep, A. 2017. Incidence of Endoparasites in Captive Pheasants in Arignar Anna Zoological Park, Vandalur, Chennai.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(9): 2517-2521. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.609.309