Atypical coccidiosis in South American camelids

Munashe Chigerwe, John R. Middleton, Fred Williams, Jeff W. Tyler, John M. Kreeger

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Abstract

Reported clinical signs of coccidiosis in South American camelids include anorexia of a few days duration, sudden death, and diarrhea. Antemortem diagnosis of clinical coccidiosis is usually based on clinical signs and supported by detection of coccidial oocysts in feces. This report describes 2 atypical cases of coccidiosis in South American camelids that had no coccidial oocysts detected on antemortem fecal flotation, prolonged weight loss, and normal fecal consistency.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)122-125
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
Volume19
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2007
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Alpacas
  • Coccidiosis
  • Eimeria spp
  • Llamas

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • veterinary(all)

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    Chigerwe, M., Middleton, J. R., Williams, F., Tyler, J. W., & Kreeger, J. M. (2007). Atypical coccidiosis in South American camelids. Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation, 19(1), 122-125.