Oxyspiruriasis in zoo birds

Vellayan, S. and Jeffery, J. and Oothuman, P. and Zahedi, M. and Krishnasamy, M. and Paramaswaran, S. and Rohela, M. and Abdul-Aziz, N.M. (2012) Oxyspiruriasis in zoo birds. Tropical Biomedicine, 29 (2). pp. 304-307. ISSN 0127-5720

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Abstract

Oxyspiruriasis caused by the bird eyeworm, Oxyspirura mansoni, a thelaziid nematode, in three species of pheasants, 3 Chrysolophus pictus (golden pheasant), 7 Lophura nycthemera (silver pheasant) and 9 Phasianus colchicus (common pheasant) in Zoo Negara Malaysia are reported. Birds with the disease were treated with a solution of 0.5 iodine or 0.5 lysol. Antistress powder for 4 days in water and non-strep vitamin powder in water was also provided. Control measures included removal of the cockroach intermediate host, Pycnoscelus surinamensis (Surinam cockroach) from the vicinity of the birds. The golden pheasant is a new host for O. mansoni in peninsular Malaysia.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Vellayan, S. Jeffery, J. Oothuman, P. Zahedi, M. Krishnasamy, M. Paramaswaran, S. Rohela, M. Abdul-Aziz, N. M.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Oxyspiruriasis; Antistress powder; peninsular Malaysia
Subjects: R Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Ms Haslinda Lahuddin
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2013 07:35
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2013 07:35
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/8689

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