INTENSITY AND HISTOPATHOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF THE NEMATODE HARTERTIA GALLINARUM(THEILER, 1919) ON SEESEE PARTRIDGE, AMMOPERDIX GRISEOGULARIS ( BRANDT, 1843)COLLECTED FROM QA’ RA AREA, WEST OF IRAQ
This work deals with the description of histopathological effects of the nematode Hartertia
gallinarurn Theiler. 1919 on the digestive system of the seesee partridge collected from Qa’ra
area in the western desert district of Iraq. along with some notes on intensity fluctuation of the
parasite according to the seasons. It is found that the major effects of the nematode are
necrosis and fibrosis of gizzard: granulomatous reaction. necrosis and mononuclear
infiltration of proventriculus: damage of mucosal lining of intestine and lymphocytic
infiltration of liver.