Prevalence of Eimeria Species in Sheep and Goat in Tikrit City, Iraq
Keywords:Epidemiological study, Eimeria, Sheep, Goat, Iraq .
This study aimed to detect Eimeria sp. in sheep and goat, diagnose its species, and know its prevalence
in Tikrit city and its surroundings during the wet and dry months. The results showed that the total rate of
infection in sheep was 56.25%, while in goat was 69.05%, and it was also found that the highest rate of
infection was in dry months 72.08% in sheep and 76%in goat, while the rate of infection in wet months was
32.5% in sheep, and 50% in goat. Eleven species of Eimeria were diagnosed in sheep and twelve species
in goat, and the species E. sundarbanens was recorded for the first time in Iraq after made a survey among
studies conducted in various governorates of Iraq, and depending on the phenotypic characteristics which
were identical data in a specialized references . The mixed patterns of infection with different species of
Eimeria showed the highest in sheep and goat 57.75%, 51.79% respectively
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