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n. pl. coc·cid·i·a (-ē-ə)
Any of various parasitic apicomplexan protozoans that cause diseases such as toxoplasmosis in the digestive tract of vertebrates. Also called coccidian.

[New Latin Coccidium, former genus name : coccus + -idium, diminutive suff. (from Greek -idion).]
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Noun1.Coccidia - an order in the subclass Telosporidia
animal order - the order of animals
subclass Telosporidia, Telosporidia - parasitic sporozoans that form spores containing one or more infective sporozoites
Eimeriidae, family Eimeriidae - a family of protoctist in the order Coccidia
coccidium, eimeria - parasitic on the digestive epithelium of vertebrates and higher invertebrates
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The results showed the presence of rickettsiales-like organisms (RLO) in the epithelium of the digestive gland, ciliates, and unidentified coccidia in gills, a meront-like cell in one digestive gland, digenean trematode sporocysts in gonads, metacercariae embedded in the foot, and turbellarians in gills.
Because coccidial oocysts are ubiquitous and easily disseminated in the poultry house environment and have such a large reproduction potential, it is very difficult to keep chicken coccidia free, especially under current intensive rearing conditions (Allen and Fetterer, 2002).
Also, studies Uggla, showed that there are common roots taxonomy, between the two of coccidia [Sarcocyst and Toxoplasma] [21].
Biopsy specimens revealed organisms that resembled the protozoan Coccidia (from the Greek kokkis, "little berry").
Other topics include the overarching mammalian Order Lagophorpha; other genera of coccidia in rabbits; and strategies for management, control, and chemotherapy.
Dog faeces may contain parvovirus, whipworms, hookworms, roundworms, threadworms, campylobacteriosis, giardia, and coccidia.
Unfortunately, the term coccidia is inclusive of many parasitic protozoa.
American Robins are known to be infected by a large number of parasites including coccidia, trematodes, nematodes, cestodes, and acanthocephalans (Welte and Kirkpatrick 1986).
Screening of the specimens for Coccidia and Group A rotavirus: In addition to screening for Coccidia, the faecal samples were also screened for the presence of group A rotavirus by RNA-PAGE analysis (11) with certain modifications.
They were then given a challenge infection with live coccidia.
The purpose of the study was not to determine the individual effects of diet ingredients or coccidia challenge, but rather to determine potential biomarkers that may be used to define GBF in future studies.
Also important is that having spotlessly clean pens may lead to more clinical coccidiosis in kids, because they need some exposure to get immunized to the effect of the coccidia.