Parasite diversity in mallard: A cross sectional study on Anas platyrhynchos from Munshiganj, Dhaka

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2019
Authors:A. Begum, Mukutmoni, M., Akter, F.
Journal:Bangladesh Journal of Zoology
Date Published:06-2019
ISSN: 0304-9027 (print) 2408-8455 (online)
Keywords:Anas platyrhynchos domesticus, ectoparasites, Endoparasites, intensity, Prevalence

Among the 60 Anas platyrhynchos domesticus (32 males and 38 females), all the mallards were infested with Anaticola cassicornis and Lipeurus caponis. A. cassicornis displayed the peak intensity (15.5 ± 3.64) in female ducks. The lowest prevalence was of Colpocephalum turbinatum (25%) and found in male but the intensity was high (15 ± 2.23). Among the endoparasites, the highest prevalence was of Ascaridia galli (85.71%) found in female ducks and the lowest was in Echinostoma trivolvus (12.5%) found in male. The peak intensity was of Sobolevicanthus sp. (17.8 ± 2.34) in female following Echinostoma revolutum (17.33 ± 0.97). Ectoparasites were seen to infest all the seasons. But endoparasites were more prevalent in summer than the autumn and winter.

File attachments: 
Tue, 2020-07-21 14:13 -- Yokb
Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith