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Closed Access item Ovine coccidia in the Porma river basin (León, Spain)

Authors:Hidalgo-Argüello, Rosario
González Lanza, Camino
Manga-González, M. Yolanda
Martínez, M. C.
Keywords:Coccidiosis, Eimeria, Sheep, Epidemiology, Spain
Issue Date:Jun-1997
Publisher:Asociación de Parasitólogos Españoles
Citation:Research and Reviews in Parasitology 57(2): 127-130 (1997)
Abstract:The elimination of sheep coccidia oocysts was studied on a monthly basis in four areas of the province of León, Spain over a period of thirteen months. Of the 937 faecal samples examined, 92,8% contained coccidia oocysts. The maximum infection prevalence was observed in December (97,6%) and it was in autumn when there was the highest number of infected animals (96,0 %). The average number of oocysts per gram of faeces (opg) was 2062,3 ± 201,2. Coccidia oocysts were detected throughout the year, with the greatest elimination being in spring and the beginning of the summer, and the maximum value was found in May (4582,9 ± 923,9). Both the prevalence (%) and the intensity (opg) of infection were greater in the youngest group of animals, decreasing gradually as the age of the animals increased.
Description:4 pages, 2 figures.
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