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Infectious Diseases

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Intestinal Integrity

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Nutritional Health (related to Food Induced Immune Response (FIIR))

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Worms (helminths)

Intestinal Integrity


Coccidiosis is a parasitic disease of the intestinal tract of poultry caused by specific species of the protozoal parasite Eimeria.

Signs of Coccidiosis

Signs of Coccidiosis in poultry include1,2 :

  • Enteritis
  • Wet litter
  • Poor Feed Conversion Rate (FCR)
  • Decreased weight gain

The majority of poultry infected with coccidia show no symptoms, but young or immunocompromised animals may suffer more severe signs of disease. Keeping the challenge as low as possible is critical to protecting bird health and performance.

Prevention and Control of Coccidiosis in Poultry

Managing coccidiosis is best achieved through a holistic approach. While it is important to use an appropriate anticoccidial in at risk birds, it is also critical to consider how the immune status of the flock and management factors may help reduce the impact of coccidiosis.

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