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Pathology of Intestinal Coccidiosis in a Kid

M. Sasikala, J. Selvaraj, N. Babu prasath, R. Thangathurai and R. Ravikumar

Department of Veterinary Pathology, Veterinary College and Research Institute (TANUVAS), Orathanadu – 614 625, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal August 2019 : 96 (8) - pages 77 to 78
(Received: February, 2019, Accepted: May, 2019)


A three months old Tellichery kid carcass was presented at the Department of Veterinary Pathology, VCRI, Orathanadu with the history of diarrhoea for the past two days. Post-mortem examination revealed white spots of various sizes (1-3 mm) seen scattered throughout the serosa of the small intestinal wall particularly the jejunum and ileum. Microscopically, intestinal scrapings revealed numerous oocysts of Eimeria sp. Histopathologically, the intestine showed sub-acute enteritis and intestinal crypt epithelium revealed various developmental stages of Eimeria sp. Based on the above ndings the case was diagnosed as Coccidiosis.

Key Words: Kid, Coccidiosis, gross and histo-pathology.

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