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  PREVALENCE OF GASTROINTESTINAL PARASITES OF CHICKENS IN AKURE

TABLE OF CONTENTS

CONTENT                PAGE

Title Page                    i

  Certification  …………………………………………………………       ii

  Dedication  …………………………………………………………       iii

Acknowledgement …………………………………………………………       iv

Table of Contents …………………………………………………………      v-vii

List of Plates  …………………………………………………………       viii

List of Figures  …………………………………………………………        ix

List of Tables  …………………………………………………………        x

  Abstract    …………………………………………………………        xi

CHAPTER ONE

1.0 Introduction …………………………………………………………..     1-3

1.1 Justification of Research …………………………..             34

1.2 Research Questions …………………………………………..      4

1.3 Aims and Objectives of Research …………………………..      4

  CHAPTER TWO

2.0 Literature Review ………………………………………………. 5

2.1 Economic Potential of Poultry Production  ….…………….. 5-6

 2.2 Constraints to Poultry Production ………………………  6

2.2.1 Poultry and Parasites     ……………….……………      6-8

        2.3 Gastrointestinal (GI) Parasites Classification    …………….  8-9

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  2.3.1 Roundworms (Nematodes) ………………………            9-14

2.3.2 Tapeworms (Cestodes)     …………………………          15-18

2.3.3 Flukes (Trematodes)  …………………………….          18-20

2.3.4 Protozoa    …………………………………………          20-22

CHAPTER THREE

3.0 Materials and Methods     ………………………..………………..   25

3.1 Study Area ……………………………………………………..  25

3.2 Samples Collection ……………………………………………..           25-26

3.3 Laboratory Examination of Samples and Diagnosis of Gastrointestinal

Parasites of Sampled Chickens     ………………………………….. 28

        3.3.1 The Test Tube Flotation Technique    ………………………         28-29

        3.3.2 The Sedimentation Technique (Formol-Ether Concentration

Method)     ……………………………………………………           29-30

3.4 Data Analysis    …………………………………………….  30

  CHAPTER FOUR

4.0 Results    …………………………………………..……………….   31

        4.1 Prevalence of Gastrointestinal Parasites of the Chickens According

to Breed    ………………………………………………………   31

4.2 Prevalence of Gastrointestinal Parasites of the Chickens According

to Groups of Encountered Parasites   …………….…………….   33

4.3 Prevalence of Gastrointestinal Parasites of the Chickens According

to Parasites Species Composition    …………………….……….   35

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4.4 Prevalence of Gastrointestinal Parasites of the Chickens According

to Gender    ……………………………….……………….……   37

4.5 Prevalence of Gastrointestinal Parasites of the Chickens According to

Management System    …………………………………………   39

4.6 The Burden of GI Parasites of the Chickens     …………………   41

CHAPTER FIVE

5.0 Discussion   ……………………………………………………………. 51-53

CHAPTER SIX

6.0 Conclusion and Recommendations    …………………………………..   54

        6.1 Conclusion   …………………………………………………….……   54

        6.2 Recommendation    ……………………………………………..   54

  References

Appendices

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