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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(7): 374-380
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.707.046


Epidemiological Investigation of Poultry Coccidiosis in and around Tarai Region of Uttarakhand
Sachin Pant1, Prakash Bhatt2, S. Shekhar*3 and Gopal Krishna4
1Udham Singh Nagar Dairy Cooperative Limited, Khatima, Uttarakhand, India
2Department of Veterinary Clinics, C.V.A.Sc., GBPUAT, Pantnagar, India
3Veterinary Science, Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Koderma, Jharkhand, India
4Department of Animal Husbandry, Himachal Pradesh, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The present study aimed at epidemiological investigation of poultry coccidiosis in and around Tarai region of Uttarakhand. A total of 16 commercial poultry farms were screened and 9 were found positive for coccidiosis. Out of coccidiosis positive farms, 6 were broiler farms and 3 were layer farms. The overall prevalence of coccidiosis was 56.25 %, with 60% in broiler and 50% in layer flocks. The maximum prevalence was recorded during Aug-Sep (50%) followed by June-July (33.3%) and Dec-Jan (16.6%) in broilers, while there was equal prevalence during June-July (33.3%), Aug-Sep (33.3%) and Oct-Nov (33.3%) in layer farms. The management system mainly consisted of deep litter (87.50%) followed by cage system (12.50%). The identification of coccidian parasite was done by gross lesion site, oocyst morphology and coccimorph software. The most prevalent coccidian parasite identified was E. tenella (66.6%) in both type of farms followed by E. maxima (50%) and E. necatrix (33.3%) in broiler, while in layers E. maxima (33.3%) and 1 E. acervulina (33.3%).


Keywords: Epidemiological, Poultry coccidiosis, Prevalence, Management
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Sachin Pant, Prakash Bhatt, S. Shekhar and Gopal Krishna 2018. Epidemiological Investigation of Poultry Coccidiosis in and around Tarai Region of Uttarakhand.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(7): 374-380. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.707.046