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Ascaridia galli induced ulcerative proventriculitis in a poultry bird
- Brar, Rajinder Singh, Kumar, Rahul, Leishangthem, Geeta Devi, Banga, Harmanjit Singh, Singh, Nittin Dev, Singh, Harkirat
- Journal of parasitic diseases 2016 v.40 no.2 pp. 562-564
- Ascaridia galli, Protozoa, bacteria, biogenic amines, birds, case studies, copper sulfate, duodenum, epithelium, fibrosis, fungi, gizzard, hemorrhage, histopathology, parasites, parasitoses, poultry, proventriculitis, proventriculus, viruses
- Various possible causes of proventriculitis include virus, bacteria, fungus, protozoans, nematodes, biogenic amines and excessive copper sulphate. In the present case, parasites were found in the lumen of the proventriculus, gizzard and duodenum of a poultry bird. Characteristic features of the parasite were studied and confirmed as Ascaridia galli. An ulcerative proventriculitis evident as denuded superficial epithelium, sub-epithelial hemorrhages, infiltration of the inflammatory cells and fibrosis were seen at histopathology. Proventriculitis caused by A. galli has not been reported till date. Here, we report a case of ulcerative proventriculitis in a poultry bird caused by nematode, A. galli.