P.G. Dept. of Zoology, J.P. Univ. Chapra
Received : 10th June, 2011 Revised : 03rd August, 2011
Abstract : A total of 130 faecal samples were collected from Darbhanga district for presence of intestinal parasites during the period from November to July 2011. Eighty eight samples were found positive for single or mixed infection of H. gallinae and A. galli.. Faecal samples were examined for counting of egg/gram of faeces using McMaster egg counting technique having overall prevalence of 67.70 % with individual relative percentage as 73.86 and 26.14 respectively.The fowls were divided into four groups; group A, B, C and D. Group A was treated with Albendazole, group B with Tetramisole suspension, Group C was kept as untreated infected control and group D was untreated and uninfected control. Albendazole was found to be highly effective (96.33%) as compared to Tetramisole (84.90%) against gastro-intestinal nematodes in Domestic fowls.