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Avian Hemoparasites Causing Disease in Poultry

Avian Hemoparasites Causing Disease in Poultry

Protozoan Genus

Major Host

Distribution

Haemoproteus

H lophortyx

Quail

North America

H meleagridis

Turkey

North America

Leucocytozoon

L smithi

Turkey

North America, Europe

L caulleryi,

Chicken

Southeast Asia

L sabrazesi,

Chicken

Southeast Asia

L schoutedeni

Chicken

East Africa

L simondi

Waterfowl

North America, Europe, Asia

Plasmodium

P gallinaceum

Chicken

Asia, Africa

P juxtanucleare

Chicken, turkey

Asia, Africa, South America

P durae

Turkey

Africa