The prevalence of intestinal helminths in broiler chickens in Trinidad.Report as inadecuate

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Veterinary Archives, Vol.82 No.6 December 2012. -

A study was conducted between September 2009 and August 2010 to identify intestinal helminths in commercial broiler chickens and estimate their prevalencet in Trinidad. Three hundred and forty four intact intestines of commercial broiler chickens were obtained from eight counties and examined. Of these 36 10.5% were found to harbor helminths. The chickens were found to have a single infection with nematodes 5.5%, a single infection with cestodes 4.1% and a mixed infection with nematodes and cestodes 0.9%. No intestinal trematodes were detected. Four species of nematodes were identified as Ascaridia galli 5.8%, Heterakis gallinarum 0.9%, Subulura brumpti 0.3%, Capillaria sp. 0.3%, and the three species of cestodes found were Raillietina echinobothrida 2.3%, R. cesticillus 0.9% and Choanotaenia infundibulum 2.3%. Helminth infection was found to be highest in the county of St. George 34.9% followed by St. Andrew 14%, Caroni 9.3%, Victoria 9.3%, Mayaro 9.3%, Nariva 2.3%, St. Patrick 2.3% and St. David 2.3%. A significant P

Author: Vandanaa Baboolal - ; School of Veterinary Medicine,Faculty of Medical Sciences, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine



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