Detection of Eimeria spp. of sheep in wasit province-Iraq
Zeid M Al-Saadoon and Haider MA Al-Rubaie
This study was conducted to estimate the prevalence of sheep Eimeria spp. in Wasit Province-Iraq during the period from 1 / January -2017 to 30 / July 2017. A total of 120 sheep facal samples were collected from four regions (Alkut, Al-Numaniyah, Al -Hay and Badra). Oocysts of Eimeria species were found in 69 (57.5%) of samples.The present study recorded highest prevalence of Eimeria parasite infection in February (85%) and March (65%) and lowest infection in June (30%). Ten specises of Eimeria were recorded which included; E. ahsata, E. parva, E. pallida, E. bakuensis, E. ovinoidalis, E. crandallis, E. faurei, E. intricata, E. weybridgensis and E. granulosa.