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A note on mixed coccidian and Capillaria infection in pigeons
- Sood, N.K., Singh, Harkirat, Kaur, Sukhmeet, Kumar, Ashwani, Singh, RajSukhbir
- Journal of parasitic diseases 2018 v.42 no.1 pp. 39-42
- Capillaria, Eimeria, adults, anorexia, diarrhea, eggs, feathers, mixed infection, oocysts, parasitoses, pigeons, sporulation, veterinary clinics
- Two adult pigeons were presented to the Teaching Veterinary Hospital (TVH), GADVASU, Ludhiana, Punjab with the history of weakness, anorexia, ruffled feathers and intermittent diarrhoea. Coproscopic examination revealed the presence of coccidian oocysts alongside eggs of Capillaria spp. Based on the morphological characters the eggs were designated as C. obsignata. Sporulation studies on the coccidian oocysts revealed mixed infection of Eimeria columbae and E. columbarum.