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.: Home > International Journal of Poultry Science > 2008 > Volume 7 Number 9 > A. Muazu1, A.A. Masdooq1, J. Ngbede1, A.E. Salihu1, G. Haruna1, A.K. Habu2, M.N. Sati3 and H. Jamilu3

Prevalence and Identification of Species of Eimeria Causing Coccidiosis in Poultry Within Vom, Plateau State, Nigeria

A. Muazu1, A.A. Masdooq1, J. Ngbede1, A.E. Salihu1, G. Haruna1, A.K. Habu2, M.N. Sati3 and H. Jamilu3
1Bacterial Vaccine Production Division, 2Viral Vaccine Production Division, 3Poultry Production Division, National Veterinary Research Institute, Vom, Nigeria
Abstract :

A survey for the prevalence of coccidiosis and identification of species found in Vom, Plateau state, Nigeria, was undertaken. A total of 300 samples made up of one hundred carcasses and two hundred faecal droppings from nine different poultry farms were investigated during the months of April to June. The prevalence of coccidial infection among adult bird was 36.7% and among the younger birds was 52.9%. The species of Eimeria identified included E. tenella, E. maxima, E. necatrix and E. acervulina.

Keywords :
Prevalence, eimeria spp, coccidiosis, poultry, vom

Date Deposited : 13 Jul 2011 09:45

Last Modified : 13 Jul 2011 09:45

Official URL: http://www.pjbs.org/ijps/ijps.htm

Volume 7, Number 9, - 2008 , ISSN 1682-8356

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