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Research Journal of Parasitology
  Year: 2008 | Volume: 3 | Issue: 1 | Page No.: 20-24
DOI: 10.3923/jp.2008.20.24
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Epidemiological Aspects of Pigeon Trichomonosis in Center of Iran
Kh. Pirali-Kheirabadi, M. Shakhse-Niaie and N. Hosseini

This study was carried out during a 24-month-period (2004 till 2006) on 418 pigeons which were referred to the clinic of veterinary network. For diagnosis of Trichomonas gallinae, wet swab were taken from the oropharynx and also their oropharynxes for the presence of caseous lesions were tested by observation. The infestation rate with T. gallinae was 79.11% (125 out of 158) in 2004-2005 and 64.61% (168 out of 260) in 2005-2006 and total prevalence rate was 70.09%. There is a gradual rise in prevalence rate of trichomonosis from early of winter to end of summer. In general, the prevalence rate of disease reaches a peak in summers and in second 12 months, probably because of sanitary respect and prevention and control executions was decreased. Large caseous lesions did not observe in referred pigeons It is concluded that the combination of a high prevalence of T. gallinae with a low rate of pathologic changes is the result of an evolutionary adapted parasite-host relationship and low virulence of strain caused trichomonosis in Center of Iran.
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Kh. Pirali-Kheirabadi, M. Shakhse-Niaie and N. Hosseini, 2008. Epidemiological Aspects of Pigeon Trichomonosis in Center of Iran. Research Journal of Parasitology, 3: 20-24.

DOI: 10.3923/jp.2008.20.24








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