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Incidence of Coccidiosis in Crossbred Female Calves at University Livestock Farm

Surej Joseph Bunglavan, R.S. Ghag, K. M. Syam Mohan, Aneer Hussain and J. Greeshma

University Livestock Farm and Fodder Research and Development Scheme, KVASUMannuthy, 680 651, Kerala, India

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal November 2022 : 99 (11) - pages 62 to 64
(Received: , Accepted: )


Coccidiosis is an enteric parasitic disease, common in young calves, ranging from 1-2 months to one year of age. This study deals with incidence of coccidiosis in crossbred female calves at the University Livestock Farm. Out of the 21 faecal samples screened for gastrointestinal parasites, seven were found positive for Eimeria spp. The infectedcalves were treated orally with sulphadimidine for 3 days as per standard therapeutic protocol. From the results it was observed that sulphadimidine was more effective than amprolium for the treatment of coccidiosis in calves.

Key Words: Coccidiosis, Calves, anti-coccidials

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