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Investigation and Prevalence of gastrointestinal Nematodes (tetramers spp.) in domestic pigeons (Columbia livia) in Sheikhupura, Pakistan
  • Ishrat Aziz
Ishrat Aziz

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The research was conducted to investigate and estimate the prevalence of gastrointestinal nematode in pigeons based on qualitative methods: Simple microscopy and flotation method. Gastrointestinal nematodes were studied in 76(45 male and 31 female) domestic pigeons belonging to different breeds captured from different local houses. All birds appeared to be in good health physically and no noticeable sign of disease were observed. Faecal samples were collected out by using a box technique (self generated) from the Shah Colony, Jillani garden road from Sheikhupura District in April 2023. A total of 13 (male 9 and 4 female) naturally infected domestic pigeons were introduced as a result. Nematodes are classified as tetramers spp. However 17.1% of the pigeons were parasitized with tetramers spp. and this investigation also shows that the prevalence was higher in male pigeons 18% as compared to female 14.81%. The purpose of this current research was to determine the prevalence (%) and to investigate the intestinal parasitic infecting domestic pigeons and also will helpful to the pigeon’s owners to improve their health status through better control of tetrameres spp. and provide them with a better hygiene or healthy environment.