Coccidiosis – a problem in backyard rabbitries

Marta Basiaga , Viktoriya Levytska , Jerzy Kowal , Paweł Nosal , Anna Wyrobisz-Papiewska

Abstract

This paper focuses on parasites of the genus Eimeria in rabbits kept in two backyard farms – from Poland (herd A) and Ukraine (herd B). The concentration McMaster technique and sporulation was applied to determine the level of infection, as well as to identify the species composition. The Eimeria sp. oocysts were present in all collected samples (prevalence = 100%), and four to nine coccidian species were identified in the herd A and B, respectively. Eimeria media was the most common species, and the presence of the most pathogenic E. intestinalis and E. flavescens was observed in both studied rabbitries. The results obtained suggest that coccidiosis may cause a serious risk for rabbits kept in backyard farms, therefore prevention guidelines in relation to the backyard breeding are crucial to be developed.
Author Marta Basiaga (FoAS / Department of Zoology and Animal Welfare)
Marta Basiaga,,
- Department of Zoology and Animal Welfare
, Viktoriya Levytska - Department of Veterinary Medicine and Technology in Animal Husbandry, State Agrarian and Engineering University in Podilya
Viktoriya Levytska,,
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, Jerzy Kowal (FoAS / Department of Zoology and Animal Welfare)
Jerzy Kowal,,
- Department of Zoology and Animal Welfare
, Paweł Nosal (FoAS / Department of Zoology and Animal Welfare)
Paweł Nosal,,
- Department of Zoology and Animal Welfare
, Anna Wyrobisz-Papiewska (FoAS / Department of Zoology and Animal Welfare)
Anna Wyrobisz-Papiewska,,
- Department of Zoology and Animal Welfare
Journal seriesAnnals of Parasitology, [Annals of Parasitology], ISSN 2299-0631, e-ISSN 2300-6706, (N/A 40 pkt)
Issue year2020
Vol66
No1
Pages97-99
Publication size in sheets0.3
Keywords in EnglishEimeria sp., coccidiosis, rabbits, backyard farms
ASJC Classification2700 General Medicine
DOIDOI:10.17420/ap6601.242
URL https://annals-parasitology.eu/go.live.php/download_default/D1670/coccidiosis---a-problem-in-backyard-rabbitries.html
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)40
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