Diagnostic study of some intestinal protozoa in domestic rabbits in Mosul area
Iraqi Journal of Veterinary Sciences,
2005, Volume 19, Issue 2, Pages 123-133
AbstractThe current study reveals that the total percentage of infection with
Eimeria spp oocysts 57.14% , eleven species were diagnosed , according to their percentage they are : E. exigua 38.57% , E. perforans 32.85% , E. nagpurensis 25.71% , E. elongata 17.14%, E.stiedai 15.71%, E. media 14.28% , E. coecicola 14.28% , E. irresidua 10% , E. matsubayashii 8.57% , E. magna 5.71% and E. intestinalis 5.71% . Infection with three species of Eimeria or more was most frequent in rabbits with percentage 67.5%. The total infection with Cryptosporidium spp was 58.57%. The modified acid fast (hot stain) technique diagnosed all positive cases while the flotation with sheather’s sugar solution and iodine stain techniques were 42.85%, 48.57%, respectively.
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