A survey of gastro-intestinal parasites of captive animals at Rajkot Municipal Corporation Zoo, Rajkot, Gujarat

H.R. Parsani, R.R. Momin, M.G. Maradia, Veer Singh


A total of 28 faecal samples of different zoo mammals and seven group faecal sample of birds were examined at the Rajkot Municipal Corporation Zoo, Rajkot.  Out of this 16 (57.14%) and seven (100%) were found positive for parasitic infection in mammals and birs respectively.  Among the infected mammals 11 (68.75%) three (18.75%) and three (18.75%) were positive for nematode, cestode and intestinal protozoa, respectively.  In vurds nematodes and protozoans were recorded.

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