Prevalence and seasonal variation of ectoparasite load in free-range chicken of Kashmir valley

@article{Salam2009PrevalenceAS,
  title={Prevalence and seasonal variation of ectoparasite load in free-range chicken of Kashmir valley},
  author={Sharmila Salam and Mohammad Sarwar Mir and Abdul Raheem Khan},
  journal={Tropical Animal Health and Production},
  year={2009},
  volume={41},
  pages={1371-1376}
}
A faunistical study of ectoparasites was carried out for a period of two years from January 2005 to December 2006 in rural free-range chicken purchased from different areas of Kashmir valley. Screening of a total of 478 birds revealed only lice infestation with an overall prevalence of about 100% and 97.69% birds harboring multiple species. The prevalence for various species of lice, during winter, spring, summer, autumn and overall prevalence respectively, was 90.32%, 99.14%, 100%, 98.34% and… CONTINUE READING

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