Advances in Animal and Veterinary Sciences

Research Article
Adv. Anim. Vet. Sci. 9(3): 442-445
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Saroj Kumar Yadav1*, Sudeb Sarkar2, Suma Sarkar3, Amam Zonaed Siddiki4

1PhD fellow (Surgery), Department of Medicine and Surgery, Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (CVASU), Bangladesh; 2Veterinary Surgeon and Upazilla Livestock Officer, Nazirpur, Pirojpur, Bangladesh; 3Veterinary Surgeon and Upazilla Livestock Officer under Department of Livestock Services, Bangladesh; 4Department of Pathology and Parasitology, Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Khulshi, Chit­tagong-4202, Bangladesh.

Abstract | Ectoparasite and endoparasites in captive peacock are widely distributed in the world. As there appeared to be fewer data available published in scientific journals on parasitic infection of a captive peacock in Bangladesh and considering the potential threat of captive peafowl for animal and public health, the present study was carried out by using fecal samples collected from peafowl farm of Banskhali in Chittagong city of Bangladesh. A total of 50 captive peafowls out of 50 peafowls, 10 (41.67%) were infected with both coccidiosis and ascariasis. Only Coccidia out of 50, 30 (60%) was infected and only Ascariasis out of 50, 24(48%) were infected. Ectoparasites (Amyrsidea minutes) out of 50, 50 (100%) were infected. The female was more likely infected compared to the male but was statistically insignificant (p>0.05). Floatation method has significantly higher accuracy to diagnose coccidiosis in peafowl than the sedimentation method, whereas sedimentation method has 100% accuracy to detect ascariasis in positive samples of 50. 

Keywords | Prevalence, Endoparasite, Ectoparasite, Captive peacock