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Diagnosis of some helminthic eggs in faeces of ducks and geese in Ninevah governorate, Iraq

Author(s): A. F. Al-Taee | R. G. Mohammed | N. H. Mohammed

Journal: Iraqi Journal of Veterinary Sciences
ISSN 1607-3894

Volume: 25 (Arabic);
Issue: 1;
Start page: 5;
Date: 2011;
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This study included the inspection of 80 faecal samples for each of ducks and from geese from different region of Ninevah governorate from December 2008 to July 2009. Mixed infection was the most predominant being 44.92% and 22.66% in ducks and geese respectively. Parasitic examination revealed the presence of 17 species or genera of internal warm in ducks and 12 species or genera of internal warm in geese. The most common nematode recovered in ducks and geese was Capillaria represented with 38.75% in ducks and 42.5% in geese, while the common trematode species were Noticotylus attenuatus represented with 10% in ducks and 17.5% in geese. Raillietina represented with 22.5% and 50% in ducks and geese respectively as a major cestodes genus recovered.

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