Culling Layer Hen Gastrointestinal Helminth Identification at Wonokromo Market Surabaya

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September 24, 2023

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This study aimed to find out and identification gastrointestinal species parasites in culling
layer hen which sold at in the Wonokromo traditional market Surabaya City. The samples were
100 culling layer hen purchased from five merchant. Research design with purposive sampling.
The samples was examined by having surgery through the digestive tract and fecal examination.
Meanwhile, fecal examination used native methods, sediment and floating. Types of worms
identified were Ascaridia galli, Heterakis gallinarum, Raillietina tetragona and Mediorhynchus
gallinarum through examination the digestive tract surgery. There were Ascaridia galli, Heterakis
gallinarum, and Raillietina sp. found in examination of worm egg in fecal. The prevalence of
parasite gastrointestinal in the culling layer hen in sold at in the Wonokromo traditional market
Surabaya City was 85%. The difference in percentage rates were likely due to seasonal factors,
maintenance management, feeding and ranching systems.

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