Concurrent Heterakis and Capillaria Infection in Aseel Chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus): Diagnosis, Treatment and Outcome


M. Thangapandiyan
T. Rama
S. Vigneshwaran
C. Inbaraj
G. Monica
D. Chandrasekaran
A. Vijayarajan


Endoparasitism is among the important causes of reduced productivity of indigenous chickens. A seven-month-old Aseel chicken was presented for post-mortem examination. At necropsy, markedly dilated caecum with numerous adult nematodes of Heterakis sp. was noticed. Faecal examination revealed the presence of two different types of eggs, viz., Heterakis species and Capillaria species eggs. Concurrent Heterakis gallinarum and Capillaria sp. infection in Aseel chicken, treatment and outcome are reported.


How to Cite
Thangapandiyan, M., Rama, T., Vigneshwaran, S., Inbaraj, C., Monica, G., Chandrasekaran, D., & Vijayarajan, A. (2022). Concurrent Heterakis and Capillaria Infection in Aseel Chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus): Diagnosis, Treatment and Outcome . International Journal of Livestock Research, 12(4), 25–29.


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