Prevalence of gastrointestinal parasites in red deer Gazella subgutturosa in Al–Masad deer protectorate in Al–Rutba city
ANBAR JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES,
2009, Volume 7, Issue 1, Pages 323-329
AbstractThe study aimed to investigate the gastrointestinal parasites in 50 adult red deer Gazella subgutturosa in Al – Masad protectorate in Al – Rutba city – west of Iraq – during winter. The morbidity rate was reached to 32% , Nematodes seem to be the predominant, where they reported in 14%, while the Cystodes, Trematodes and Protozoa were reported in 4% , 6% and 8% of deer, respectively.
For the first time in Iraq, the eggs of Nematodirus helvetianus , Chabertia ovina, Oesophagostomum columbianum, Oxyuris spp, Dicrocoelum lanceolatum، and Moniezia benedeniand oocysts of Eimeria spp were identified in 4, 1,1,1, 3,2 and 4 deer , respectively.
It is concluded that the parasitic infestation is prevalent among Iraqi deer , even in winter , and the nematodes are more prevalent worms in Iraq.
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