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Coccidia of the domestic goat Capra hircus, with notes on Eimeria ovinoidalis and E. bakuensis (syn. E. ovina) from the sheep Ovis aries

Norton, C.C.

Parasitology 92: 279-289

1986


ISSN/ISBN: 0031-1820
PMID: 3714300
DOI: 10.1017/s0031182000064052
Accession: 001319610

Eimerian oocysts were found in 98% of 422 faeces samples from goats in south-east England. 74% of the samples contained thousands or tens of thousands of oocysts/g. Kids < 1 year old had higher oocyst counts than yearling or adult goats. 9 species of Eimeria were identified, and 65% of the samples contained 3-5 species. The most prevalent species were E. arloingi (94%), E. hirci (69%), E. christenseni (64%) and E. caprina (55%).

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