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Volume 24 (1):54-59, 2020.
Gastrointestinal helminthes and molecular identification of Raillietina species in pigeons (Columba livia).
Ahmed Isam Fadhel Al-Jubouri and Athmar Kadeir Abbas AL-Azawi
Department of Parasitology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Baghdad University.
Fadhel Al, Azawi AK., Gastrointestinal helminthes and molecular identification of Raillietina species in pigeons (Columba livia domestica), Onl J Vet Res., 24 (1):54-59, 2020. This study was carried during NH Winter 2018 to March 2019 to determine prevalence and identification of gastro intestinal Raillietina spp. helminthes by PCR in 90 domestic or wild pigeons (Columba livia) in Baghdad, Iraq. In wild pigeons prevalence was 76% and 71% in domestic ones (P>0.05). We used 18SrRNA gene to identify Raillietina spp from 100 pigeon and 3 specific primers, revealing prevalence of 86% with 69% being R. echinobothrida, 10% R. cesticillus and 7% R. tetragona.
Keywords: Prevalence, Raillietina spp, types, Pigeons.