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By Paul McMullin
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The nematode worms Capillaria spp and Gongylonema ingluvicola infect the mucosa of the crop and oesophagous of poultry and game birds. Some have beetle or earthworms as intermediate hosts.
- Inflammation and thickening of mucosa of crop and oesophagus.
- White convoluted tracks in the mucosa.
Microscopic examination of mucosal scraping.
Effective cleaning of housing. Avoidance of access to intermediate hosts. Routine worming.