Occurrence of Eimeria spp. In goats in Mosul abattoir – Iraq
Iraqi Journal of Veterinary Sciences,
Volume 19, Issue 2, Pages 97-103
AbstractFecal examination using floating technique with saturated sugar solution revealed that the total infection rate with Eimeria spp. was 95.08% among 1140 slaughtered goats in Mosul abattoir. From October 2001 to July 2002 Nine species were recorded .E. apsheronica ( 65.6%) , E. alijevi ( 53.6%), E. christenseni (36.5%) , E. arloingi (35.4%), E. ninakohylakimovae (26.4%), E. hirci (18.5%), E. pallida ( 14.5%), E. jolchievi (11%), E. caprovina (8.5%). The highest infection rates were found (96.7%) in October, 2001 and (100%) during January, April and July 2002, respectively. The incidence of infection among male goats was (95.7%) and (92.3%) among females . Depending on the age groups, the results showed that the incidence of infection was (100%) in goats 3-5 years old, and (93.9%) in goat kids less than 1 year old. Multiple infection with more than 3 species was more common (79.15%) , than single infection ( 7.38 %) .
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