Diagnosis of Eimeria spp. in Capra ibex (local meriz goat) Saad M Al-Bayati1, Adnan M Al-Rekani2 and Ahmed A Hamed2

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Saad M. Al-Bayati

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     Out of 77 of local meriz goats (Capra ibex), 29 (37.67%) were diagnosed as infected with coccidia. The infection percentage was 22.08% in kids less than six months of age as compared with older age (15.59%). A moderate diarrhea was the only clinical sign which was observed in three infected kids (3.9%). Six Eimeria (E.) species were diagnosed, they were E.alijevi, E.christenseni, E.caprovina, E.minasensis, E.megaembryonica, E.ninakohlyakimovae. E.megaembryonica was suggested to be a new species as it has a bigger embryonic mass which could be depended as a new parameter for coccidia classification. The germinal disk with two layers was very clear and observed in pre-sporulation Oocyst of most diagnosed species. The last three criteria are new in their mentioning. Also, Pot. Dichromate with 5% concentration is essential for follow-up of sporulation process to prevent of high bio - pollutants of fecal samples but without any effects upon biological features of isolated coccidia species.

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Al-Bayati, S. M. (2016). Diagnosis of Eimeria spp. in Capra ibex (local meriz goat): Saad M Al-Bayati1, Adnan M Al-Rekani2 and Ahmed A Hamed2. The Iraqi Journal of Veterinary Medicine, 40(1), 47–52. https://doi.org/10.30539/iraqijvm.v40i1.137
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