Parasites of wild houbara bustards in the United Arab Emirates.

  title={Parasites of wild houbara bustards in the United Arab Emirates.},
  author={A Jones and Thomas A. Bailey and H B Nothelfer and Lynda M. Gibbons and Jaime H. Samour and M Al Bowardi and Philip Osborne},
  journal={Journal of helminthology},
  volume={70 1},
Seven free-living houbara bustards (Chlamydotis undulata macqueeni) wild-caught in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) were examined for helminth parasites. Of five birds investigated post mortem, one was free of gastrointestinal helminths. Two other birds expelled worms following clinical examination and anthelmintic treatment. This is the first report of the parasites of free-living, as opposed to captive, houbara bastards in the UAE. In infested wild birds, fewer species of helminths were… CONTINUE READING

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