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Coccidia in cows and calves on pasture in north Georgia (U.S.A.).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6541836     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The prevalence and abundance of coccidian oocysts were determined in a herd of beef cows and calves on fescue pastures in the Piedmont area of Georgia during 4-consecutive grazing seasons. Twelve species of Eimeria were found in the feces of the calves and 10 species were found in the feces of the cows. Eimeria bovis was the most prevalent species found in both the calves and cows. It occurred in 72.5% of 1090 samples from the calves and 10.2% of 719 samples from cows. Eimeria bovis also comprised the majority of oocysts present in the fecal samples from the calves and cows. The greatest number of E. bovis in a sample was 45 800 oocysts per gram of feces (OPG) from a calf and 1900 OPG from a cow. No cases of clinical coccidiosis were seen in any of the animals sampled during the survey.
J V Ernst; H Ciordia; J A Stuedemann
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Veterinary parasitology     Volume:  15     ISSN:  0304-4017     ISO Abbreviation:  Vet. Parasitol.     Publication Date:  1984 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-12-19     Completed Date:  1984-12-19     Revised Date:  2003-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7602745     Medline TA:  Vet Parasitol     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  213-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Cattle Diseases / parasitology*
Coccidiosis / parasitology,  veterinary*
Eimeria / isolation & purification*
Feces / parasitology
Species Specificity

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