author={Norman D. Levine},
  journal={Clinical Veterinary Advisor},
  pages={346 - 348}
  • N. D. Levine
  • Published 2013
  • Medicine
  • Clinical Veterinary Advisor
Coccidiosis is a stealth killer” of goats because symptoms are easy to miss and irreversible damage can be done if the illness is not quickly treated. The protozoan organism which causes Coccidiosis is the intestinal parasite of the genus Eimeria and is species specific—which means that Coccidiosis in one species of animal cannot infect animals of another species. Example: The long held belief by some livestock breeders that chickens can infect goats with Coccidia is not true. 
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