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Update Date: [2013-11-04]

NO.: 4

AHRI report No.04


Studies on Leucocytozoonosis of Chickens


Department Taiwan Animal Health Research Institht
Author Y.C. Lee

Under the esent investigation, it was ptved that Leucccytceoon caulleryi infection in chickens was transrnitd by Culicoides axakawae and not by C. ok6oletus, C. cdibilis and Simulium.

C. arakawae apreami year around, Although their activity decreased cons-iderably Summary when the enrexatuxe was under 20?, they still kept alive at 6.4?. The larvae of C.arakawae gxew mainly in the rice field and it small irri-gation creeks.

Their multiplication and growth were lowered considerably from Decen*er to the following Fe&uary when the rice field was dry and the tnpe-rature was olw, and also from July to August when the land was tilled for the second cultivation of the rice.


Lucccytcocon ; Gulicoide axadawae ; axakawaee