Research Journal for Veterinary Practitioners

Case Report
Res. j. vet. pract. 3 (2): 29 - 32
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Aycan Nuriye Gazyagci1*, Tugce Anteplioglu2, Sıla Canpolat2, Hasan Tarik Atmaca2

1Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Parasitology, Kirikkale University, Kirikkale, Turkey; 2Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Pathology, Kirikkale University, Kirikkale, Turkey.

*Correspondence | Aycan Nuriye Gazyagci, Kirikkale University, Kirikkale, Turkey; Email:

Coccidiosis, caused by protozoa of the genus Eimeria, is one of the major parasitic diseases characterized by subclinical contagious enteritis influencing domestic and wild animals. Most often affected are young animals with diarrhoea, poor growth and death. A month of age death in Saanen goat kid was referred to Department of Pathology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Kırıkkale. At necropsy, severe and diffuse nodular hyperplasia were present on entire small intestine mostly jejunum and ileum. Also intestinal contents were solid and bloody in jejunum and ileum, cecum and large intestinal contents were watery and greenish. Morphological identification of Eimeria arloingi oocysts was carried out based on sporulation techniques and 9900 of oocysts per gram of feces (OPG) were determined by means of the modified McMaster technique. At histo-pathologic examination of intestinal segments were observed whole epithelial layers cells containing oocyst and different numbers of developmental stages of protozoan.

Keywords | Coccidiosis, Eimeria arloingi, Goat, Histopathology, Intestine