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PREVALENCE OF COCCIDIOSIS IN BROILER CHICKENS IN FAISALABAD, PAKISTAN

M. M. Ayaz, M. Akhtar, C.S. Hayat, M.A. Hafeez and A. Haq1

Department of Veterinary Parasitology; 1Department of Poultry Husbandary, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan

Abstract

    A study was conducted during the period from October, 2000 to June, 2001 to record the prevalence of coccidiosis in broiler chickens in Faisalabad district. A total of 930 guts were collected and processed at Immunoparasitology Laboratory, Department of Veterinary Parasitology, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad. Seven species of Eimeria (E) viz. E. tenella (50%), E. maxima (40%), E. mitis (2%), E. praecox (0.8%), E. acervulina (4%); E. necatrix (2%) and E. brunetti (1.2%) were recorded. The overall prevalence of coccidiosis was found to be 37.95%.

Keywords: Coccidiosis, prevalence, broiler chickens

 
   

ISSN 0253-8318 (Print)
ISSN 2074-7764 (Online)



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