Jun 29, 2022Open Access
It has been reported that parasite infection can significantly harm domestic pigeons. In this study, we wanted to assess the histopathological changes caused by helminth infection. A total of thirty-five domestic pigeons (C. l. domestica) purchased from Al-Qassim region in Saudi Arabia were included in this study. Among those, nine pigeons (25.71%) were infected with helminth parasites of a cestode (Raillietina species) and a nematode (Ascaridia columbae). It was observed th...
Jun 11, 2020Open Access
A study on the prevalence of canine babesiosis was carried out at Jos south Local Government Area of Plateau State, Nigeria, between May and June 2019. Giemsa stained blood smears of 150 dogs revealed that 20 (13.33%) of the dogs were positive with Babesia canis. Among these, 63 (42.00%) were puppies aged less than 6 months, and 87 (58.00%) are adult dogs aged 9 months and above infected by the parasite. However, the age is found significantly correlated with Babesia canis as all the positives a...
Jun 04, 2020Open Access
Cystic echinococcosis (hydatidosis) is a serious zoonotic parasitic disease of global public health and economic importance. It is caused by infection with hydatid cysts, the larva of a tapeworm of canines, particularly dogs. The canine hosts become infected with the adult parasite when they ingest with viscera fertile hydatid cysts containing protoscolices (PSCs). Generally, the mere presence of PSCs in a hydatid cyst has been considered an indication of infectivity to the host. There is no tan...
Nov 30, 2017Open Access
leishmaniasis is caused by parasites of the genus Leishmania. Prevalent in
developing countries, the disease is on the list of the world’s most neglected
diseases. Most cases (90%) in Latin America occur in Brazil, especially in the
Northeast. The condition is treated mainly with pentavalent
antimonials, an expensive and relatively inefficient drug known
to induce resistance. In search of new antileishm
Sep 22, 2017Open Access
parasites are among the most common pathogens found in humans. Helminths and
protozoa which colonize the intestine constitute an important public health
problem in the world. Considering that more than half of the world population
is infected by enteroparasites, with high prevalence among the poorest, this
research aimed to investigate parasitological indicators among children under
fifteen years of age in t