Journal: Environmental Contaminants Reviews (ECR)
Author: Vimalraj Padayatchiar Govindan, Latchumikanthan Annamalai
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An adult desi backyard chicken with a history of dullness, depression, anorectic, diarrhoeic and death was brought for post mortem examination and on detailed examination revealed Tetrameres sp. (proventricular parasite) a fatal infection transmitted by ingesting intermediate host, either aquatic crustaceans or terrestrial insect and found embedded in proventricular serosa, feed on blood and produces haemorrhages, congestion, anaemia and death. This present paper communicates the parasitic presence and its control measures.
Tetrameres sp., Backyard chicken, Proventriculus, Puducherry