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Abstract

Prevalence of chicken's lice (Mallophaga) in Peshawar and Mansehra (NWFP).

Abstract

Some 243 chicken, including 133 from Mansehra and 110 from Peshawar, in North West Frontier Province, Pakistan, were checked for lice infestation. 5 species were found, viz. Menopon gallinae, Menacanthus stramineus, Cuclotogaster heterographa, Goniocotes gigas [Goniodes gigas] and Goniodes dissimilis. Of the 243 chickens, 150 were found infested (61.72%). The predominant species at Mansehra was C. heterographa (74.90%) while at Peshawar, it was M. stramineus (59.47%). G. gigas was not found in Peshawar and G. dissimilis was not in Mansehra. C. heterographa and G. dissimilis are new records for Pakistan.