The prevalence of Eimeria species in goats in Igdir


Guel A.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF VETERINARY & ANIMAL SCIENCES, vol.31, no.6, pp.411-414, 2007 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Journal Name: TURKISH JOURNAL OF VETERINARY & ANIMAL SCIENCES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.411-414

Abstract

This study was conducted to identify Eimeria species in goats in 5 districts of Igdir province in Turkey. Faecal specimens (approximately 3-5 g) were obtained from the rectums of 212 goats. In the laboratory examination of faecal samples, 10 different Eimeria species were identified in 82.55% of the specimens: E. arloingi (47.43%), E. christenseni (45.14%), E. ninakohlyakimovae (36.00%), E. alijevi (26.85%), E. hirci (23.42%), E. caprina (18.28%), E. caprovina (16.57%), E pallida (13.14%), E. jolchijevi (10.28%), and E. apsheronica (3.42%). E. caprina and E caprovina are reported for the first time in the Igdir province of Turkey.