Common internal parasites encountered in donkeys in Kiambu District, Kenya

  • A K Lewa
  • T A Ngatia
  • W K Munyua
  • N Maingi

Abstract



In six donkeys examined at postmortem, several species of internal parasites were encountered. Dictyocaulus arnfieldi, Gastrophilus intestinalis, Strongylus vulgaris, S. edentatus were each isolated from 100% of the donkeys. Cylicocylus radiatus and Strongylus equines were isolated from 83% and 67% of the examined donkeys respectively, while Cyathostomu m coronatum were each isolated from 50% and Paranoplocephala mamillana, Anoplocephala perfoliata and Cyathostomum coronatum were each isolated from 33%. The others were Habronema muscae, Trichostrongylus axei, Tridontophorus tenuicollis, Parascaris equorum, Trichonema tetracum and Cretorestom acuticulator isolated from 17% each.

The Kenya Veterinarian Vol. 21 2001: pp. 49-51
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