Prevalence of Heterakis Infection in Parental Flocks of Geese
Kamila Bobrek , Andrzej Gaweł
AbstractThe prevalence of Heterakis infection in reproductive geese from 56 flocks was investigated between February 2015 and November 2019 by using both anatomopathologic and coproscopic examinations. The nematodes were microscopically examined, and 37.5% (21/56) of the flocks were infected with Heterakis nematodes, mostly with Heterakis dispar (35.7%). In one particular flock, a Heterakis gallinarum infection was noted. In two flocks, Heterakis infection was identified only during coproscopic examination. The infection susceptibility of the geese depended on the bird's age—in the first reproductive season, 50% of the flocks were positive; in the second season, 42% were positive; and in the third season, 30% were positive. The number of nematodes in each necropsied goose varied from 8 to 216 individuals. During the 5 years of epidemiologic analysis, the infection occurrence decreased from 66.7% to 11%.
|Journal series||Avian Diseases, ISSN 0005-2086, e-ISSN 1938-4351, (N/A 70 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||0.5|
|Keywords in English||Heterakis dispar, Heterakis gallinarum, geese, prevalence, parental, reproductive flock|
|ASJC Classification||; ;|
|Score||= 70.0, 28-04-2021, ArticleFromJournal|
|Publication indicators||= 0; = 0; : 2018 = 0.735; : 2019 = 1.59 (2) - 2019=1.547 (5)|
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