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Nematodes of the Turkey Meleagris gallopavo (Galliformes: Phasianidae ) from Al-Nasiryah , Iraq

By: Azhar Ahmed Al-Moussawi

Key Words: Turkey, Meleagris gallopavo, Heterakis gallinarum, Al-Nasiryah, Iraq.

J. Bio. Env. Sci. 8(4), 126-131, April 2016.

Abstract

One of nine alimentary canals (11.11%) of the turkey, Meleagris gallopavo from Al-Nasiryah city in 2015, was found infected with seven Heterakis gallinarum. Infection rate, description of some morphological characters and a comparison between measurements for males and females of H. gallinarum have been presented in this paper .The relation between infection with H. gallinarum and the food contents of the turkey was discussed.

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