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Eimeria infection in camels (Camelus dromedarius) in Yazd province, central Iran.
Trop Biomed. 2012 Mar; 29(1):77-80.TB

Abstract

This study was carried out during the winter of 2008 to the summer 2010 to determine the rate of infection of Eimeria spp. in dromedary camels in Yazd province, Iran at that period. A total of 305 faecal samples were taken per recta from live and slaughtered, apparently healthy camels 9 months to 23 years old. Using saturated zinc sulfate solution floatation technique, samples were prepared and investigated microscopically to detect Eimeria spp. oocysts. Results revealed that the overall frequency of infection in samples was 9.51%. Identified species were Eimeria cameli (47.5%), Eimeria dromedarii (42.5%) and Eimeria bactriani (10%). The rate of infection was higher in the winter season, and in camels aged 5 to 10 years old. Statistical analysis showed that there is a significant difference between infection rate and season, but no effect by age or sex on eimeriosis was found. Since most of the positive cases in our study were adult, our findings suggest that older camels may play an important role in spreading infection as asymptomatic oocyst shedders.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Institute of Applied-Scientific Education of Jihad -e- Agriculture MolaSadra Centre, University of Applied Science and Technology, Yazad, Iran. alireza_sazmand@yahoo.comNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

22543606

Citation

Sazmand, A, et al. "Eimeria Infection in Camels (Camelus Dromedarius) in Yazd Province, Central Iran." Tropical Biomedicine, vol. 29, no. 1, 2012, pp. 77-80.
Sazmand A, Hamidinejat H, Hekmatimoghaddam S, et al. Eimeria infection in camels (Camelus dromedarius) in Yazd province, central Iran. Trop Biomed. 2012;29(1):77-80.
Sazmand, A., Hamidinejat, H., Hekmatimoghaddam, S., Asadollahi, Z., & Mirabdollahi, S. (2012). Eimeria infection in camels (Camelus dromedarius) in Yazd province, central Iran. Tropical Biomedicine, 29(1), 77-80.
Sazmand A, et al. Eimeria Infection in Camels (Camelus Dromedarius) in Yazd Province, Central Iran. Trop Biomed. 2012;29(1):77-80. PubMed PMID: 22543606.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Eimeria infection in camels (Camelus dromedarius) in Yazd province, central Iran. AU - Sazmand,A, AU - Hamidinejat,H, AU - Hekmatimoghaddam,S, AU - Asadollahi,Z, AU - Mirabdollahi,S, PY - 2012/5/1/entrez PY - 2012/5/1/pubmed PY - 2012/8/16/medline SP - 77 EP - 80 JF - Tropical biomedicine JO - Trop Biomed VL - 29 IS - 1 N2 - This study was carried out during the winter of 2008 to the summer 2010 to determine the rate of infection of Eimeria spp. in dromedary camels in Yazd province, Iran at that period. A total of 305 faecal samples were taken per recta from live and slaughtered, apparently healthy camels 9 months to 23 years old. Using saturated zinc sulfate solution floatation technique, samples were prepared and investigated microscopically to detect Eimeria spp. oocysts. Results revealed that the overall frequency of infection in samples was 9.51%. Identified species were Eimeria cameli (47.5%), Eimeria dromedarii (42.5%) and Eimeria bactriani (10%). The rate of infection was higher in the winter season, and in camels aged 5 to 10 years old. Statistical analysis showed that there is a significant difference between infection rate and season, but no effect by age or sex on eimeriosis was found. Since most of the positive cases in our study were adult, our findings suggest that older camels may play an important role in spreading infection as asymptomatic oocyst shedders. SN - 0127-5720 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/22543606/Eimeria_infection_in_camels__Camelus_dromedarius__in_Yazd_province_central_Iran_ L2 - http://www.msptm.org/files/77_-_80_Sazmand_A.pdf DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -