Prevalence of Eimeria Species among Broiler Chicks in Tabriz ( Northwest of Iran )

  title={Prevalence of Eimeria Species among Broiler Chicks in Tabriz ( Northwest of Iran )},
  author={Ahmad Nematollahi and Gholamali Moghaddam and Reza Farshbaf Pourabad},
Five chicks (2–6 weeks of age) were taken randomly from each of 218 broiler farms in Tabriz northwest of Iran. These chicks were submitted for post-mortem and parasitological examinations. Five Eimeria spp. were identified: E. acervulina, E. tenella, E. necatrix, E. maxima and E. mitis. The overall prevalence of Eimeria spp. among examined farms was 55.96 % (122 of 218 farms). E. acervulina was the most prevalent species (23.58%). Prevalences did not vary by flock size. Also, neither the use of… CONTINUE READING


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