Case report of systemic coccidiosis in a radiated tortoise (Geochelone radiata)


More than 30 species of coccidian parasites have been described in Chelonidae (tortoises and turtles). Eimeria spp. are apparently the most common coccidia in chelonians. Findings of Caryospora cheloniae, Isospora sp., and Mantonella sp. have also been published, but reports about systemic coccidiosis are rare. We describe a case of a coccidiosis diagnosed… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00436-007-0781-7

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