Veterinarski glasnik 2003 Volume 57, Issue 1-2, Pages: 37-42
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Heteracidosis in pheasants

Pavlović Ivan, Kulišić Zoran, Florestean Iulia

Diseases of parasite etiology present a great part of the pheasant game pathology in both natural domiciles and artificial breeding. Based on the research conducted in our country and abroad, we have come to the conclusion that heteracidosis, along with coccidiosis, syngamosis, and ascaridiosis present one of the most significant parasite diseases in these birds. Heteracidosis in pheasants is caused by Heterakis isolonche and H. gallinarum. According to our findings H. isolonche is detect in 26,1 % of pheasants aged from 4 to 14 weeks, and 14,4 % of adult pheasants in organized maintenance conditions, and in 18,1 % of pheasants in nautural domiciles. Hetarkis gallinarum is found in 25,1 % of pheasants aged from 4 to 14 weeks and 4,3 % of adult pheasants in pheasant farms, and 15,3 % pheasants in natural domiciles. For these reasons, in this paper we present the carriers, pathological changes and clinical picture of the disease, as well as prevention and control methods.

Keywords: pheasants, heteracidosis, Heterakis isolonche, Heterakis gallinarum