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Gallus domesticus (Linnaeus, 1758) domesticated by farmers in rural areas of Nashik district of Maharashtra state. Due to uncontrolled feeding on garbage, it shows high prevalence of cestode infection, particularly Raillietina Fuhrmann, 1905. Authors found that prevalence is lowest in rainy season and highest in summer season, as its life cycle stages and intermediate host availability increases in winter and became adult in definitive host in summer. 



Raillietina prevalence cestode Gallus domesticus

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Patil , S. D. ., & Bhamare, . A. V. (2018). Seasonal variation of cestode parasite Raillietina in an edible bird Gallus domesticus (L.). Environment Conservation Journal, 19(3), 77–80.


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