Prevalance of Eimeria Species in Cattle in Mucur District of Kirsehir

güven e., nalbantoğlu s., orkun ö., AKÇAY A. , koçak a.

KAFKAS UNIVERSITESI VETERINER FAKULTESI DERGISI, cilt.16, ss.483-486, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 16 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.483-486


The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of coccidia species in cattle in the region of Mucur (Kirsehir). The study was carried out between April and May 2009, in 18 barns and farms at 4 different localities. Coccidian oocysts were found in 50.6% of all samples examined by Sheather's sugar flotation technique. Infection prevalence was found higher (68.3%) in cattle aged between 6 and 12 months and also in males (61.5%). The identified coccidia species were E. auburnensis, E. canadensis, E. ellipsoidalis, E. zuernii, E. bovis, E. cylindrica, E. alabamensis, E. bukidnonensis and Isospora spp in infected cattle. The pure and mix infection rates were 41.2% and 58.8%, respectively.