ESTIMATION OF GLUCOSE AND LIPASE LEVEL IN CESTODE PARASITES OF DOMESTIC PIGEONS (COLUMBA LIVIA) (GMELIN, 1789)
Concentration of glucose and lipase was observed in Cotugnia Streptopell, Raillietina galeritae and Raillietina flaccid in whole cestode from the intestine of domestic pigeons (Columba livia). No parasites were found in crop, spleen, liver, pancreas and gizzard. Mean values of glucose in C. Streptopell, R. galeritae and R. flaccida were observed as 35.66, 29.33 and 42.00 mg/dL, respectively while, mean values of lipase were observed as 0.280, 0.174, 0599 mg/dL, respectively. The maximum values of glucose and lipase were obtained in R. flaccida while R. galeritae showed lowest mean values.