OCCURRENCE OF PIGEON DISEASES AT KHULNA SADAR, BANGLADESH

Authors

  • TK Paul Bangladesh Agricultural University
  • MR Amin
  • MA Alam
  • MK Rahman
  • YA Sarker
  • MK Rizon

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bjvm.v13i2.26616

Keywords:

Pigeon, disease, prevalence, pigeon hernia

Abstract

A study on pigeon diseases at Khulna sadar and surrounding private farms was done to determine the occurrence of the common pigeon diseases. A total of 502 diseased pigeon were examined. According to age, they were classified into three categories squab (1-2 weeks), young (30-90 days) and adult (>90days). Those diseases were identified clinically by postmortem examination and laboratory testing, were carried out in veterinary hospital at Khulna from March 2013 to February 2014. Out of 502, 20.32% were salmonellosis, 18. 92% were pigeon pox, 11.95% were canker. Pigeon pox found high level in June-July. Among other diseases parasitic infestation (31.67%) was more prevalent. Disease varies significantly (P<0.01) with season, where summer (57.37%) is more prevalent. Rate of diseases (salmonellosis and pigeon pox) affection significantly (P<0.01) varies with age. Young are more susceptible with salmonellosis and pigeon pox. This study was done first time at Khulna and right time to take necessary steps saving pigeon farming.

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Published

2016-01-28

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Avian Medicine