|Type||Journal Article - Journal of World's Poultry Research|
|Title||Prevalence and Aetiology of Poultry Coccidiosis and Associated Risk Factors in White Leghorn Grower Chickens at Kombolcha Poultry Farm Ethiopia|
A study was conducted from October 2009 and March 2010 with the objective of determining the
prevalence of poultry coccidiosis and identifying the species of Eimeria at Kombolcha poultry
farm. A total of 638 dead White leghorn chickens of age 1 to 60 days were examined on post
mortem, mucosal scraping examination, examination of gross and histopathological changes, and
identification of Eimeria species. Prevalence rate of 22.3% (142/638) was assessed. A statistically
significant difference p< 0.05 (χ2
= 261.995, p = 0.000) was noted among the studied age groups
with maximum prevalence at 41-50 days of age. Five Eimeriaspecies were identified, namely: E.
tenella(37.86 %), E. brunette (29.22 %), E. necatrix(12.35 %), E. acervulina(15.22 %), and E.
maxima (5.35 %)which were identified for the first time in the farm. In conclusion, coccidiosis
remained still a major problem in the farm by changing its mode of occurrence from time to time
as to the variations of the management system. Further strategies needs to be implemented to
reduce the loss due to coccidiosis.
|»||Ethiopia - Agricultural Sample Survey 2007-2008 (2000 E.C)|