Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences

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A report on occurrence of coccidial infection in sheep

M. MuraliManohara Surya Teja1*, V. Basavaraj1, P.T. Srivishnu1, N.L. Jaya2 and G.S. Mamatha2

1. MVSc Scholar, Department of Veterinary Parasitology, Veterinary College, Bengaluru, 560024, Karnataka Veterinary Animal and Fisheries Sciences University, Karnataka, India
2. Assistant Professor, Department of Veterinary Parasitology, Veterinary College, Bengaluru, 560024, Karnataka Veterinary Animal and Fisheries Sciences University, Karnataka, India

*Corresponding author: [email protected], Ph. 8919451805

Year: 2023, Page: 1123-1126, Doi: https://doi.org/10.51966/jvas.2023.54.4.1123-1126

Received: March 17, 2023 Accepted: June 5, 2023 Published: Dec. 31, 2023

Abstract

An investigation was carried out in a sheep farm from Bengaluru North region to identify the presence of coccidia species. In a total of 70 sheep, about twenty faecal samples were randomly collected from animals and subjected to faecal examination by concentration methods. All the 20 samples were found positive for oocysts. The oocysts were subjected for sporulation by invitro methods for identification of species respectively. Based on the morphometric studies it revealed five different Eimeria oocysts viz., Eimeriaarkhari (42x33.6 μm), E. ovina (25.65x33.6 μm), E. pallida (39.9x28.5 μm), E. parva (22.8x19.95 μm) and E. faurei (34.2x22.8 μm).

Keywords: Coccidia, sheep, Bengaluru

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Teja, M.M.S., K.K., Basavaraj, V., Srivishnu, P.T., Jaya, N.L. and Mamatha, G.S. 2023. A report on occurrence of coccidial infection in sheep. J. Vet. Anim. Sci. 54(4):1123-1126
DOI: https://doi.org/10.51966/jvas.2023.54.4.1123-1126

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