Research on avian coccidia: an update.

  title={Research on avian coccidia: an update.},
  author={Martin W. Shirley},
  journal={The British veterinary journal},
  volume={148 6},
Despite the availability of many anticoccidial drugs, infections caused by species of Eimeria continue to be a source of significant economic loss to the poultry industry. After two decades in which the use world wide of ionophorous antibiotics gave unparalleled control of coccidiosis, drug resistance is once again tipping the balance in favour of the parasites. The realization that even the most spectacularly successful drugs might, after all, have a finite life if not used conservatively, has… CONTINUE READING