Journal of Parasite Science
Vol. 6 No. 1 (2022): Journal of Parasite Science

Identification and Prevalence of Blood Protozoa on Culling Layer Hen That Were Sold in Wonokromo Traditional Market Surabaya City

Moch. Rizky Darmawan (Airlangga University)
Poedji Hastutiek (Unknown)
Arimbi Arimbi (Unknown)
Sunaryo Hadi Warsito (Unknown)
Dian Ayu Permatasari (Unknown)
Ririn Ririn (Unknown)

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Publish Date
28 Mar 2022


The most common types of blood protozoa in chickens are from the phylum of Apicomplexa, including Plasmodium, Leucocytozoon and Haemoproteus. Blood protozoan diseases can cause decreased egg production, stunting and death in poultry farms. This study aims to identify and calculate the prevalence of blood protozoan infection in casted off laying chickens sold at Wonokromo Market, Surabaya City. One hundred blood samples from casted off laying chickens were taken by purposive sampling method. Blood samples were collected in Ethylene Diamine Tetra Acetate (EDTA) tubes, and then taken to the Parasitology Laboratory to make a blood smear which was then examined using a microscope with a magnification of 1000x. The results showed that the single infection was 43% positive for Plasmodium sp., 3% positive for Leucocytozoon sp. and 3% for mixed infections (Plasmodium sp. and Leucocytozoon sp.), with a total prevalence of positive samples infected with blood protozoa was 49%.

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Agriculture, Biological Sciences & Forestry Immunology & microbiology Veterinary


Journal of Parasite Science (JoPS) publishes the results of original research in all aspects of basic and applied parasitology, and ranging from parasites biodiversity, parasites of all wildlife, invertebrate and vertebrate, as well as host-parasite relationships of intrinsic biological interest to ...