Journal Article Intestinal protozoan infections in stunting and diarrheic native turkey poults (Meleagris galopavo) in Iran

Gharagozlou, Mohammad Javad  ,  Dezfoulian, Omid

27 ( 1-2 )  , pp.34 - 43 , 2017-12 , National Research Center for Protozoan Diseases
ISSN:09174427
NCID:AA10824856
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Sixty cases of one- to seven-week old stunted diarrheic native turkey poults from the native turkey-raising provinces of Iran were examined for the presence of intestinal protozoan infections. Forty-seven cases out of 60 had one or more intestinal parasites. Based on fecal, histological, and transmission electron microscopic examinations, Cryptosporidium spp., Hexamita sp.p, Cochlosoma sp.p, Coccidia spp., Chilomastix spp., and Trichomonas spp. were identified. The protozoan infections were associated with diarrhea and unthriftiness.
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