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Vet World. 2010; 3(11): 503-505

Prevalence of Coccidia in Mathura Region of Uttarpradesh

Hari Om, Sanjiv Kumar, Pawanjit Singh.

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The present was done in sheep in Mathura region to identify the parasitic infections which was proving to be very harmful to them. For this purpose faecal samples were collected and examined. Maximum cases were found to be positive for coccidia. Prevalence of
coccidian was further categorized in the basis of age of sheep and months of year. Samples were incubated for their sporulation and the five Eimeria species was identified on their morphology. It was found that maximum infection is in age group of below six months and in month of October. The individual species prevalence was more for Eimeria ovina and that the favorable temperature for all the five species of Eimeria ranged between 30C and 37C.

Key words: Faecal samples, Coccidia, Morphology, Sporulation, Parasite.

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