Parasitism is a common problem in free range chicken in Kenya since they are kept outdoors, and this exposes them to various parasites infections. Ecto- and Endo-parasites vary in both dry and wet seasons within different regions of Kenya and this is an important consideration in their control. Different commercially available anthelmintics have different efficacies against various helminthes . This study evaluated the effectiveness of Piperazine citrate, Levamisole HCL and Albendazole.
Chicken parasites are common in free range chicken in Kenya. The parasites compete with birds for nutrients.This book provides valuable data on seasonal occurrence of the parasites in Mbeere Sub-county, Kenya and also effectiveness of selected anthelmintics. Dr. Hannah Chege holds MSc in Applied Veterinary Parasitology from University of Nairobi.
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LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Chicken parasites, effectiveness
MEDICAL / Veterinary Medicine / General