TITLE

Long-term changes in the prevalences of caecal nematodes and histomonosis in gamebirds in the UK and the interaction with poultry

AUTHOR(S)
Potts, G. R.
PUB. DATE
June 2009
SOURCE
Veterinary Record: Journal of the British Veterinary Association;6/6/2009, Vol. 164 Issue 23, p715
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
From 1912 to 2003, 12,056 grey and red-legged partridges and pheasants found dead in the UK were examined. The trends in their infection rates with Heterakis species and histomonosis were strongly correlated among wild, pen-reared, young and adult partridges and young pen-reared pheasants but not adult pheasants. Except among the adult pheasants, the prevalence of Heterakis declined by 91 per cent to 100 percent from 1952 to 1991. Heterakis isolonche was found predominantly in pheasants but only until the 1960s. Histomonosis declined relative to HeterakIs species infections after the introduction of dimetridazole. There was a long-term change in the prevalence of Heterakis, with changes in domestic fowl husbandry being suggested as the cause.
ACCESSION #
42843383

 

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