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A note on mixed coccidian and Capillaria infection in pigeons

Author:
Sood, N.K., Singh, Harkirat, Kaur, Sukhmeet, Kumar, Ashwani, Singh, RajSukhbir
Source:
Journal of parasitic diseases 2018 v.42 no.1 pp. 39-42
ISSN:
0971-7196
Subject:
Capillaria, Eimeria, adults, anorexia, diarrhea, eggs, feathers, mixed infection, oocysts, parasitoses, pigeons, sporulation, veterinary clinics
Abstract:
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.
Agid:
5896773