Avian eimeria: invasion in foreign host birds and generation of partial immunity against coccidiosis.

Four species of avian Eimeria invaded the intestine of foreign host birds in the same areas in which they invaded the natural host. Repeated inoculation (immunization) of chickens with the turkey coccidian, Eimeria adenoeides, partially protected the chickens against a subsequent challenge with 5.8 x 10(4) E. tenella oocysts. At 6 days post-challenge, the… CONTINUE READING