Evolution of coccidial infection in commercial and domestic rabbits between 1982 and 1986.

Last updated on 22-8-2019 by Anonymous (non vérifié)

Peer reviewed scientific article



Caecal samples were collected from 751 domestic rabbits of various origin and from 1229 diarrhoeic rabbits issued from 61 commercial rabbitries. They were screened for coccidiosis. In 1982, the year of introduction of the anticoccidial robenidine in commercial rabbit feeds, a dramatic decrease of coccidial infection ratio was detected in commercial rabbitries: only 6% of samples contained greater than 100 oocysts per gram against 85% in 1979, when sulphaquinoxaline/pyrimethamine was used. Only Eimeria magna, E. media and E. perforans were detected, whereas the highly pathogenic species E. f…

Associated health topics:

QR code

QR code for this page URL