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Prevalence of Eimeria infection in commercial broilers in Gyeonggi province, Korea
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Prevalence of Eimeria infection in commercial broilers in Gyeonggi province, Korea
Yang, Byung-Hun; Shim, Hang-Sub;
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 Abstract
Protozoan parasite, the genus Eimeria, causes an intestinal disease, coccidiosis, in young broilers. Coccidiosis induces significant economic loss in poultry production. This study was designed to identify the prevalence of Eimeria spp. in broilers in Gyeonggi province, Korea. Fecal samples from broilers at 94 farms were collected in two chicken slaughterhouses between March and June 2015. Eimeria infection was determined by microscopic examination and PCR using ITS-1 region. The prevalence of Eimeria was 58.5% (55 of 94). E. acervulina was identified in 96.4% of samples, E. tenella in 81.8%, E. maxima in 12.7%, E. praecox in 12.7%, E. brunetti in 5.5%, E. necatrix in 1.8%, and E. mitis in 1.8%. Body weight (BW) of broilers infected with both E. tenella and E. acervulina ($mean
 Keywords
Eimeria spp.;Coccidiosis;Broiler chickens;PCR;
 Language
Korean
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