Keywords : Determine the rate of infection

Isolation and Diagnosis of Different Parasitic Groups from Some Species of Wild Birds in Daquq Distnet,Kirkuk Province

Maysaa Younis Ali; Husain F. Hassan

Kirkuk University Journal-Scientific Studies, 2021, Volume 16, Issue 1, Pages 91-110
DOI: 10.32894/kujss.2021.168024

In the present study number(187) birds were collected, examined and dissected and the results revealed the presence of the following parasites:
Parasitic protozoa: The Pterocles olchata and Columba Livia were found infected with Haemoproteus and this protozoa was recorded for the first time in Ptercle olchata.Plasmodium was found in blood of Cotunix coturnix and the Eimeria was found in Cotunix coturnix and pterocles olchata whereas Cryptosporidium and Giardia were found in Ptercles olchata and Mergus serrator. Cestoda: The genus Metadilepis and genus Cotugina were found in Columba livia and Mergus serrator, respectively. Nematode: The genus Ascarida hermaphrodite was found in Columba livia and Mergus serrator whereas genus Acuaria laticepiا was found in Sturnus vulgaris. Lice:  Columbicola columbae and Companulotez compare were found in Columba livia whereas (Laemobothrion maximum, Craspedorrhynchus platystomus and Degeeriella leucopleura were found in Aquila chrysaetos. These louse species were new recods in lraq.     

Protozoa and Helminth Parasitic Fauna of Wild Animals in Daquq District, Kirkuk Province, Iraq.

Maysaa Younis Ali; Husain F. Hassan

Kirkuk University Journal-Scientific Studies, 2021, Volume 16, Issue 1, Pages 73-90
DOI: 10.32894/kujss.2021.168023

In the current study, a number of wild animals were collected, examined, and dissected, and the following types of parasites were found:
The parasitic protozoan: the genus Haemoproteus, and this is the first record of this genus in the lizard Uromastyx loricata. The genus Eimeria was found in the rabbit Lepus capensis and the turtle Mauremys caspica, while Entamoeba was found in the pig Sus sucrofa.
The tapeworm’s genus Anoplocephala in hedgehog Hemiechinus auritus, which is a "new" host for this worm, while three genera were isolated for the first time from the fox, Vulpes vuIpes which are Fossor angertrudae, Pericapsifer pagenstecheri, and Cycloskrjabinia taborensis. The nematode genera Rhaphidascaris acus and Cosmocerca trispinosa were found in the turtle Mauremys caspica. The Acanthocephalas theGenus AcanthocephaIa was isolated from the hedgehog Hemiechinus auritus for the first time.