Avian Medicine Q&A 06

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Large numbers of the pictured ovum shown above were found in smears made at postmortem examination from the proventriculus, small intestine and caecum of a pheasant aged eight weeks. However, no adult parasites were found in the digestive tract.

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What is the name and location of the parasite producing these ova? Link to Article
Describe the clinical signs that may be seen in birds carrying large numbers of this parasite. Link to Article
What differential diagnoses should be considered from these clinical signs? Link to Article
What treatment and control measures can be used? Link to Article

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