|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication:||2019|
|Authors:||A. Begum, Mukutmoni, M., Akter, F.|
|Journal:||Bangladesh Journal of Zoology|
|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.
Parasite diversity in mallard: A cross sectional study on Anas platyrhynchos from Munshiganj, Dhaka