Effects of Parasites on Rabbits in Baghdad

Effects of Parasites on Rabbits in Baghdad

This study was conducted to determine the prevalence of gastrointestinal and blood parasites in local rabbits at Baghdad province. A total of 80 local breed rabbits were dissected during the period of December /2012 to September/ 2013. There is highly significant percentage of total parasite infected local breed rabbits - it reached 83.75%. The results revealed that a high infection rate (72.5%) was recorded in the intestinal protozoal infection. This study recorded for the first time in Baghdad presence a percentage of infection to each: Blood protozoal parasites in a total percentage reach 35% for the species (Theileria, Babesia, Anaplasma and Plasmodium) with infection rate (23.75, 5, 6.25, 25%) respectively. Also the intestinal protozoa infection rates were (Cryptosporidium 17.5% and Giardia 5%). Whereas the pin worm recorded the infection rate of 10%. While the larvae of cestode recorded an infection rate 38.75%. The following 10 Eimeria species in rabbits were recorded: E.perforans 31.25%, E.piriformis 27.5%, E.irresidua 11.25%, E. media 17.5%, E.flavescens 28.75%,28.75%, E.coecicola 13.75%, E.exigua 18.75%, E.intestinalis 23.75%, E.magna 28.75% E. stiedae 17.5%.

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Publisher LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
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ISBN 9783330022249
Pages 152 pages
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