What is Coccidiosis?

Posted in Large Animal

Commonly a disease of young cattle (approx 1 month – 1 year old) although it can affect cattle of any age if immunocompromised.
Coccidia cause severe damage to intestinal mucosa resulting in a blood scour.

 

What are the causes of Coccidiosis?

Eimeria Zeurnii, E. bovis and E. auburneusis.

 

How would you diagnose Coccidiosis?

Send a faecal sample to laboratory / vet for diagnosis. Diagnosis may also be made based on history and clinical signs.

 

How do I treat Coccidiosis?

All animals in any group showing symptoms will need treatment. Speak to your vet re treatment.

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