International Journal of Chemical Studies
Vol. 5, Issue 3 (2017)
Prevalence of coccidia in domestic pigeon (Columba livia domestica) of Assam, India
Author(s): M Saikia, K Bhattacharjee, PC Sarmah, DK Deka, P Kakati and P Konch
Abstract: Coccidiosis caused by Eimeria sp. is a common parasitic disease causing a serious problem in pigeon. The present study was conducted for a period of one year from February 2015 to January 2016 in four districts of Assam namely Kamrup Metro, Kamrup Rural, Lakhimpur and Dhemaji to determine the prevalence of coccidia. A total of 438 pooled faecal samples were investigated with floatation method and prevalence rate was found to be 38.81%. Positive samples were sporulated by 2.5% potassium dichromate solution. Five species of coccidia under genus Eimeria were recorded. Eimeria labbeana (28.08%), E. columbarum (6.84%), E. columbae (2.86%) and another unidentified species of Eimeria (1.14%) having similarity with E. duculai and another unidentified species of Isospora (0.22%). Seasonal prevalence was found highest in premonsoon season (61.22%) and least in winter (28.46%). Morphological differentiation of the Eimeria species was done by micrometry.
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M Saikia, K Bhattacharjee, PC Sarmah, DK Deka, P Kakati, P Konch. Prevalence of coccidia in domestic pigeon (Columba livia domestica) of Assam, India. Int J Chem Stud 2017;5(3):453-457.