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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.]


(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]


(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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Adding egg proteins to the diets of young birds passes on antibodies to improve gut health, which can decrease susceptibility to certain pathogens, which includes Eimeria spp,which causes coccidiosis.
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.
Key words: Apicomplexa, Caryospora, coccidiosis, Eimeriidae, Middle East, prevalence, falcons, Falco species
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].
diarrhea, coccidiosis and intestinal necrosis) (Castanon, 2007: Allen et al.
Some Eimeria cause visceral coccidiosis, a condition well known in cranes, and Entamoeba has been reported from rheas, for example (Spalding et al.
This study was carried out to determine the immunomodulatory and therapeutic effects of wheat derived beta-glucans (purified) against avian coccidiosis.
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.
Para contrarrestar un cuadro de coccidiosis es necesaria la administracion de anticoccidiales que permita controlar los sintomas de la enfermedad.
In addition, essential oils were found to be particular efficient in conditions where intestinal infections such as Salmonellosis and Coccidiosis were present.