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PREVALENCE AND INVESTIGATION OF GASTROINTESTINAL NEMATODES (CAPILLARIA SPP.) IN DOMESTIC PIGEON (COLUMBA LIVIA) IN BAHAWALPUR, PAKISTAN
  • Ishrat Aziz
Ishrat Aziz
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Abstract

The research was conducted to investigate the prevalence of gastrointestinal nematodes (capillaria specie) or the risk of capillariasis in domestic pigeons (Columbia Livia). Fecal samples of 100 pigeons (30 males and 70 females) belonging to the 30 breeds were collected from the four different houses of Dilawar colony, the area of Bahawalpur in May 2023, and proceeded qualitatively through direct microscopy and floatation method. In this study, 18 (11 males and 7 females) out of the 100 samples (with a prevalence 18%) were infected with Capillaria spp. of nematodes. The qualitative examination also revealed that the capillaria spp. of nematodes was more prevalent in males (36.67%) than females (10%). This study will be helpful in raising awareness among pigeon owners to improve their health status through better control of capillariasis and provide them with a better hygienic or healthy environment.