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|Title||Occurrence of gastrointestinal helminths in commercial and free-range chickens in Gaza Strip, Palestine|
The present study compared the prevalence of helminthes parasites in two chicken breeds in Gaza strip, the commercial and the freerange indigenous. Gastrointestinal tracts of 100 commercial growers and 90 free-range indigenous chickens collected from Gaza city were examined for helminthes during 2007–2008. The commercial chickens were free of helminthes while the indigenous chickens were encountered five helminthes, three nematodes and two cestodes. The nematodes identified were Ascaridia galli (75.6%), Heterakis gallinarum (68.9%) and Capillaria spp.(2.2%). The cestodes were, Raillietina echinobothrida (57.8%) and Choanotaenia infundibulum (26.7%). No trematode was found. The intensity of parasites was low except for H. gallinarum. It was concluded that the indigenous chickens were infected with some types of cestodes and nematodes in Gaza markets. Sanitations and public health should be of concerned for both health authorities, consumers and farmers owners.
|Published in||Egypt Poultry Science|
|Series||Volume: 30, Number: 2|
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