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A parasitic disease of many animals, including cattle, swine, sheep, dogs, cats, and poultry, but rarely of humans, resulting from infestation of the digestive tract by coccidia.

[New Latin Coccidia, former order name, pl. of Coccidium, former genus name; see coccidium + -osis.]
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(Veterinary Science) any disease of domestic and other animals caused by introcellular parasitic protozoa of the order Coccidia. One species, Isospora hominis, can infect humans
[C19: from New Latin; see coccus, -osis]
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(kɒkˌsɪd iˈoʊ sɪs)

any intestinal infection of birds and domestic animals that is caused by a parasitic sporozoan of the order Coccidia.
[1890–95; < New Latin Coccidi(a) orig. a genus name]
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Noun1.coccidiosis - (veterinary medicine) infestation with coccidia
veterinary medicine - the branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and injuries of animals (especially domestic animals)
infestation - the state of being invaded or overrun by parasites
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Basharat, "Comparative efficacy of sulphadimidine sodium, toltrazuril and amprolium for coccidiosis in rabbits," Science International (Lahore), vol.
This study was performed to find the effect of some natural products (Cozante, Norponin and Organimix) in comparison to standard anticoccidial drug (Elancoban) in experimentally induced coccidiosis in broiler.
Avian Coccidiosis, a protozoal infectious highly fatal, economical and most prevalent disease is caused by Eimeria species in poultry.
In particular, the Montanide ISA and IMS adjuvants are aqueous-based microemulsions with demonstrated efficacy for enhancing the immunogenicity of a variety of animal vaccines, including those for avian coccidiosis [13,16].
Some Eimeria cause visceral coccidiosis, a condition well known in cranes, and Entamoeba has been reported from rheas, for example (Spalding et al., 2008; Martinez-Diaz et al., 2013).
Bovine coccidiosis is one of the most common livestock diseases worldwide, and usually affects cattle under one-year-old.
This study was carried out to determine the immunomodulatory and therapeutic effects of wheat derived beta-glucans (purified) against avian coccidiosis. Briefly, beta-glucans from wheat bran were extracted and purified using standard procedures.
In the past the farm had lost a small number of animals to Coccidiosis, a gut infection which typically affects calves three to four weeks after mixing with other groups.
Toxoplasmosis vaccine Toxoplasmosis is caused by toxoplasma gondii, which is related to the microscopic parasite that causes coccidiosis.
Incidental findings in the animals tested were encephalitis (2/20), coccidiosis (5/20), trauma (6/20), myocarditis (4/20), nephritis (1/20), lymphadenitis (1/20), and intestinal (3/20) and external (5/20) parasites.
The efficiency of broiler production today seems to be halted by many diseases and coccidiosis amongst them poses a considerable economic loss to broiler industry, with Eimeria tenella being one of the most prevalent species in India causing caecal coccidiosis associated with reduced growth rate, poor performance and mortality in broiler chickens (KITANDU and JURANOVA, 2006).