• Abstract

    Haemoproteus columbae is a species of malarian parasite affecting pigeons coming under the family Plasmodiidae. A study was conducted to know the prevalence of Haemoproteus columbae in domestic pigeons of the coastal enclave of Puducherry, India, using thin blood smears stained with Giemsa and Leishman stain, which was confirmed by the presence of gametocytes in the RBCs. A total of 50 blood samples were collected and examined during the study, out of which 46 (92%) samples were found to be positive for Haemoproteus columbae in the adolescent and adult age group of birds, and the vector Pseudolynchia canariensis were also collected from the birds during the study period.

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Ramu, D., Krishnamurthy, B., Jayakumar, D., Das, S. S., Cattavarayane, M., & Christopher, A. F. B. (2022). Prevalence of <em>Haemoproteus columbae</em> in domestic pigeons (<em>Columba livia domestica</em>) reared in a coastal enclave of Southern India. Applied Veterinary Research, 1(4), 2022016. https://doi.org/10.31893/avr.2022016
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