The incidence of Trichomonas in the dove (Streptopelia decaocto) and pigeon(Columba livia ) at Al-Diwaniya city and its effects on blood picture


This study was conducted to determine the incidence of Trichomoniasis in tow different types of birds at Diwaniya city , the effect of age on the incidence and the effects of parasite on some blood parameters traditional techniques for the detection of parasites in the birds were carried out by using a wet amount method for direct diagnosis , the research have been studied the spread of the parasite in tow types of birds as followed pigeons Columba livia , doves Streptopelia decaocto the results showed that from 100 pigeons, 29 birds were positive and 13 positive birds from 100 doves , the total percentage of positive was 29%, 13%,respectively .Effect of age on the rates of infection were clear as shown in this study, the percentage at pigeon and dove squabs were 62% and 30% respectively, while the percentage of infection of adult pigeons and doves were15.49% and 8.75% respectively with significance differences , t te results showed that there is some effect of Trichomonas on the blood Picture, by decreasing the concentration of Hb and PCV ,with increased of WBC significantly with no clear influence on RBCs.