Author : S. Daoud, M.
Diagnostic study to the presences of eimeria oocyst in the gall bladder fluid of the slaughtered goats in mosul abattoir
Iraqi Journal of Veterinary Sciences,
2007, Volume 21, Issue 1, Pages 63-68
Out of 138 gall bladder collected from slaughtered goats in Mosul abattoir, 19 (13.76%) were found to be infected with Eimeria alijevi. Averge oocysts measurements were 16.76 × 14.11 microns. There was an increased in the viscosity of the bile fluid and changes in its color from brown to dark green and the wall of the affected gall bladder was thickened and lost of its transparency. The most observable clinical signs include general weakness, jaundice, pale mucous membrane and diarrhea and the percentage of infection with different types of Eimeria oocysts in feces 42.75% and diagnosed oocysts of E. alijevi in feces.