International Journal of Environmental Sciences

Volume 2 Issue 3 2012           Pages: 1324- 1330

Histopathological and Haematological investigations on Nandus nandus (Ham.) parasitized by metacercariae of Clinostomum complanatum (Rudolphi, 1819)

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Pinky Kaur - Department of Zoology and Applied Aquaculture, Barkatullah University, Bhopal

Qureshi.T.A- Department of Environmental Science, The University of Burdwan,
Golapbag 713104, West Bengal, India

Rekha Shrivastav-Department of Zoology, Sarojini Naidu Govt., Girls P.G. College, Bhopal

Susan Manohar- Department of Environmental Science, The University of Burdwan,
Golapbag 713104, West Bengal, India

Bilal A- Department of Environmental Science, The University of Burdwan,
Golapbag 713104, West Bengal, India

ABSTRACT
The present investigation was carried out to study the effect of digenetic trematode, Clinostomum complanatum on histopathology and haematology of Nandus nandus. The body of the fluke is elongated with rounded ends measuring 5.13 – 8.40 mm in length and 2.20 – 3.24 mm in width.  It was recovered from the branchial chamber, body cavity, liver, intestine and ovaries of Nandus nandus, showing the total prevalence of 42.8% and mean intensity of 2.13. Histo-pathological changes were observed mainly in the liver which were represented by  loosening of hepatic tissue, eccentrically situated nuclei of hepatocytes and necrosis The haematological manifestation of the infected N. nandus showed marked decrease in the content of haemoglobin and RBC count, and increase in the count of lymphocytes and granuolocytes.

Keywords : Haematology, Nandus nandus, Clinostomum complanatum, Metacercariae, Histopathology.

DOI: 10.6088/ijes.00202030019


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