Analysis of ectoparasites and gastrointestinal parasites of chickens in modern farms of the City of Korhogo

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Analysis of ectoparasites and gastrointestinal parasites of chickens in modern farms of the City of Korhogo

Gatien Konan Gboko Brou, Guillaume Biégo Gragnon, Nicolas Bosson Aboly
Int. J. Agron. Agri. Res.18( 2), 17-24, February 2021.
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A study was carried out in the commune of Korhogo to assess gastrointestinal parasites and ectoparasites in modern poultry farms. To achieve this, 214 droppings samples, including 129 broilers and 85 laying hens from 40 broiler farms and 12 laying chicken farms were collected and analyzed using the flotation method. The results highlighted two (2) species of mallophagous lice namely Menopon gallinae (50%) and Menacanthus stramineus (33%) and a species of bug namely Cimex lectularius (17%) for ectoparasites. As for the gastro-parasites, two (2) species and four (4) genera namely Trichostrongylus tenuis (17%), Syngamus trachea (19%); Heterakis sp (10%), Ascaridia sp (17%), Raillietina sp (8%) and Eimeria sp (29%) have been identified. Coccidiosis (Eimeria) was the most important pathology in broiler farms with 67% and less important in laying hens (33%). Helminth eggs have been observed more in laying hens. Ultimately laying hens are more infested than broilers.


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