Author : D H Al-Moula, I

Study of some endo and ecto parasites in domestic rabbits in Mosul/ Iraq

I D H Al-Moula

Iraqi Journal of Veterinary Sciences, 2005, Volume 19, Issue 2, Pages 143-153
DOI: 10.33899/ijvs.2005.46707

This study has been carried out in order to investigate the present of some endo and ecto parasite through the examination 30 of domestic rabbits of both sexes was 2 months – 2 years old. Our results revealed, (23) were infected (76.6%) Oocysts of Eimeria spp showed the highest percentage (73.9%) followed by the eggs of nematodes and Cestodes represented as Passalurus ambiguus ,Trichuris leporis , Trichostrongylus retortaeformis, Oblelescoides cuniculi, Graphidium stigosum, Capillaria hepatica, Nematodirus leporis, Cittotaenia ctenoides, 52.1%, 30.4%, 17.3%, 13.04%, 8.6%., 4.3 % , 4.3%, 21.7% , respectively. Our results diagnosed One species of adult cestodes Cittotaenia ctenoides in percentage 4.3% also we observed Cysticercus pisiformis of adult parasite Taenia pisiformis at 8.6%.Species of nymphs Linguatula serrata (tongue worm) in domestic rabbits were diagnosed with percentage (17.3%) and it is the
first report in Mosul / Iraq .Mixed infection was most common with no significant differences appeared between males and females and between ages.