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Inventi Impact - Infectious Diseases & Immunology
(Formerly Inventi Rapid/Impact: Infection)

Articles

  • Inventi:hif/110/14
    AN OUTBREAK OF HEPATIC COCCIDIOSIS IN RABBITS (ORYCTOLAGUS CUNICULUS)
    N Sailaja, V Gnani Charitha, P Amaravathi, P Revathi, A Anand Kumar, I Hemanth, N Sasidhar Babu

    In recent years there has been increasing commercial production of rabbits as an important livestock enterprise for fur and meat production. These rabbits are susceptible to many diseases among them parasitic diseases are most important. In the present study an outbreak of hepatic coccidiosis was reported with an aim to study pathological changes in liver. Three rabbits submitted for postmortem examination with a history of sudden death with diarrhoea to the Department of Veterinary Pathology, College of Veterinary Science, Proddatur from a nearby village. Faecal examination revealed unsporulated coccidial oocysts. Detailed postmortem examination was carried out grossly all organs were congested and in impression smears coccidial oocysts were observed. Histopathological examination revealed necrotic changes in liver with proliferation cholangiocytes and infiltration of mononuclear cells and eosinophils. Based on faecal, cytological and histopathological examination it was diagnosed as hepatic coccidiosis.

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