Species of bird trematodes of the family Echinostomatidae (Dietz, 1909) common in northeast Kazakhstan from the point of view of the current state of the fauna
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Eurasian Journal of Biosciences, 2020 - Volume 14 Issue 1, pp. 1419-1425
  • Published Online: 29 Jun 2020
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The aim of the research is to study the distribution of trematodes of the family Echinostomatidae among various species of game birds in the North-East of Kazakhstan. Helminths were collected using the complete helminthological autopsy method according to K. I. Scriabin. The species affiliation of trematodes was determined according to the determinant of K. M. Ryzhikov. Statistical processing of the obtained materials was carried out in accordance with the recommendations of G. F. Lakin. Based on the results of the diagnosis of taxonomic affiliation, 3 species of trematodes of the Echinostomatidae family were identified: Hypoderaeum conoideum, Echinostoma revolutum and Echinoparyphium aconiatum. The indicators of invasion extensivity, abundance index, and also the invasion intensity of the examined birds were analyzed. The study of the fauna and prevalence of representatives of the family Echinostomatidae of the Trematoda class of the Plathelminthes type in wild birds suggests that in Pavlodar region there are quite extensive foci of echinostomiasis not only in wild waterfowl, but also in domestic birds. Wild birds provide support for foci of trematodoses.


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