A Comparison of the Prevalence and Burdens of Helminth Infections in Growers and Adult Free-Range Chickens

@article{Magwisha2002ACO,
  title={A Comparison of the Prevalence and Burdens of Helminth Infections in Growers and Adult Free-Range Chickens},
  author={Henry B. Magwisha and Ayubu Ahmed Kassuku and Niels Chr Kyvsgaard and Anders Permin},
  journal={Tropical Animal Health and Production},
  year={2002},
  volume={34},
  pages={205-214}
}
Matched samples of 100 chickens of each of growers and adult rural free-range chickens in Morogoro, Tanzania, were purchased from the beginning to the end of the long rainy season. At necropsy, the trachea, the gastrointestinal tract and the oviduct were examined for helminth infections. The helminth species isolated comprised 18 nematodes and 8 cestodes but no trematodes. Tetrameres fissispina is a new record in Tanzania. All the chickens harboured at least three different helminth species… CONTINUE READING
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