Mites of passerine birds of Hamedan, Iran
Paper ID : 1162-IPCA4 (R1)
Fatemeh Nikbin *, Zahra Rahimi-Far, Alireza Nourian, Hosein Rezvan, Alireza Sazmand
Department of Pathobiology, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Bu-Ali Sina University 6517658978 Hamedan, IRAN
Introduction: Most bird species are infected with at least one type of ectoparasites. However, despite the high diversity of ectoparasites of birds, there was no information about ectoparasites of urban bird of Hamedan in western Iran. So, in this research, external parasitic mites of passerine birds were studied.
Materials and methods: Between September 2020 to February 2021, a total number of 96 birds (88 Passer domesticus & 8 Sturnus vulgaris) from five different geographical districts of Hamadan city were captured and examined for the presence of mites. Collected specimens were cleared in Hoyer’s solution, mounted on glass slides and studied microscopically. Mite identification was performed according to taxonomical keys.
Results: Twenty birds were infected with mites. The isolated mites belonged to the genera Dermanyssus (Dermanyssidae), Trouessartia (Trouessartiidae) and Ornithocheyletia (Cheyletidae).
Discussion: Since the mites have a wide range of hosts and can transmit variety of infectious disease agents to their hosts, so the detection of pathogens in mites is suggested.
Passeriform birds, Dermanyssus, Trouessartia, Ornithocheyletia, Identification
Status : Abstract Accepted (Poster Presentation)