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Journal of Parasitic Diseases

, Volume 39, Issue 3, pp 557–559 | Cite as

Clinical coccidiosis in adult cattle

  • B. Sudhakara Reddy
  • S. Sivajothi
  • V. C. Rayulu
Original Article

Abstract

Coccidiosis is caused by the protozoan parasite belongs to the genous Eimeria spp. which parasitizes the epithelium lining of the alimentary tract. Infection damages the lining of the gut causing diarrhoea and possibly dysentery. Coccidiosis is primarily a disease of young animals but can affect older animals that are in poor condition. In a farm, seven adult cattle had foul smell bloody diarrhoea, anorexia, emaciation condition, smudging of the perineum and tail with blood stained dung. Laboratory examinations of the dung samples revealed the presence of coccidian oocysts. Animals were treated with 33.33 % (w/v) sulphadimidine, along with supportive and fluid therapy. After completion of 1 week of therapy all the affected cattle were recovered from the diarrhoea.

Keywords

Coccidiosis Adult cattle Treatment 

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© Indian Society for Parasitology 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Sudhakara Reddy
    • 1
  • S. Sivajothi
    • 2
  • V. C. Rayulu
    • 2
  1. 1.Teaching Veterinary Clinical Complex, College of Veterinary ScienceSri Venkateswara Veterinary UniversityProddatur, Y.S.R. DistrictIndia
  2. 2.Department of Veterinary ParasitologySri Venkateswara Veterinary UniversityProddaturIndia

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