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Diagnosis and classification of Eimeria species in cattle in Mosul

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Author(s): H. S. Al-Bakry

Journal: Iraqi Journal of Veterinary Sciences
ISSN 1607-3894

Volume: 23 (Arabic);
Issue: 1;
Start page: 17;
Date: 2009;
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ABSTRACT
Examining 140 fecal samples of cattle from different regions of Mosul showed that the total percentage of infection was 25.71% with the oocysts of Eimeria, and the species of Eimeria recovered were: E. subspherica (11.42%), E. zuernii (8.57%), E. bovis (6.42%), E. alabamensis (5%), E. canadensis (4.28%), E. bakidnonensis (4.28%), E. ellipsoidalis (4.28%) and E. cylindrica (2.85%). The single infection with Eimeria constituted 12.85% of the animal infection. The incidence of infection was higher in cattle under the age of one year (30.92%) and the percentages of infection in both males and females of cattle were 24.13%, 26.82%, respectively.
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