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Prevalence of intestinal parasites in domestic and wild birds of the south of Brazil

Sandra Márcia Tietz Marques, Luiza de Campos Menetrier, Ana Carolina Contri Natal, Laura Souza Fernandes, Jacqueline Meyer, Marcelo Meller Alievi

Journal Title:Revista Agraria Academica / Agrarian Academic Journal

The objective was to monitor and know the parasite diversity of domestic and wild birds through coprological exams. Fecal samples were obtained from theCenter for Rehabilitation and Conservation of Wild Animals (Preservas) of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the Federal University ofRio Grande do Sul, Brazil. The collections were executed for three years (2015 to 2017), composed of faeces of 203 birds distributed in 21 Orders. The faeces were processed by the methods of Willis-Mollay and Lutz. The total prevalence was 38.8% (80/206) with 45.8% (38/80), 40% (26/80) and 27.6% (16/80), respectively, in 2015, 2016 and 2017. The fecal collection routine is relevant for the identification on the parasitic fauna of wild birds. The inclusion of parasite treatment assists in the rapid recovery of birds when there are competing pathologies.