Learning objectives:

  • Describe the pathophysiology and epidemiology of Eimeria in chickens with reference to the two most common species, E. tenella and E. maxima.
  • Describe the different stages of the Eimeria life cycle and their importance for disease control.
  • Describe the virulence, clinical signs, and gross lesions associated with Eimeria infection in chickens and turkeys.
  • Evaluate the main methods used to control avian coccidiosis.
  • Describe the different ways of diagnosing avian coccidiosis and characterising the species involved in infection.

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