The effects of age, sex and breed of chicken on susceptibility to Clinostomum complanatum (Digenea: Clinostomatidae).

@article{Kalantan1991TheEO,
  title={The effects of age, sex and breed of chicken on susceptibility to Clinostomum complanatum (Digenea: Clinostomatidae).},
  author={A. Kalantan and M. Arfin and W. A. Nizami},
  journal={Journal of helminthology},
  year={1991},
  volume={65 1},
  pages={
          31-7
        }
}
Susceptibility and development of Clinostomum complanatum in the chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus) have been studied. The progenetic metacercariae of C. complanatum developed into ovigerous worms in 3 days in the buccal cavity of the chicken and survived only 6-7 days in this experimental host. The susceptibility is influenced by the age, sex and breed/type of the host. Both percent susceptibility and recovery of the worms decreased with increase in the age of the host. The egg laying chickens… Expand
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