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Clinical and hematological study of the internal parasites in native donkeys in Mosul city

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Author(s): S. A. Esmaeel

Journal: Iraqi Journal of Veterinary Sciences
ISSN 1607-3894

Volume: 24 (Arabic);
Issue: 2;
Start page: 129;
Date: 2010;
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ABSTRACT
The study was included 70 native donkeys at age 3-4 years, 60 animals naturally infected with gastrointestinal parasite and10 clinically normal served as control group. Coprological examinations revealed that the donkeys were infected withNematodes such as Large strongyles Strongylus spp. 70%, Triodontophorusspp. 36.6%, Smallstrongyles (caythostomines)33.3%, Trichostrongylus axei 33.3%, Parascaris equorum 20%, Dictyocaulus arnfieldi 13.3%, Strongyloides westeri 10%,Habronema musca 10%, Oxyuris equi 6.6% and Trematode Worm Gastrodiscus spp., Dicroceolium spp. 3.3%. The rate of asingle infection was 20% and mixed infection was 80%. Diagnoses was based on the measurement and the characteristicshapes of eggs and larvae. Results indicate that diseased donkeys exhibited emaciation 30%, rough coat 68.3%, pale mucousmembranes 60%, Pica 53.3%, colic 68.3%, moist ralse 6.6%. Significant decrease (P

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