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Abstract            Volume:9  Issue-10  Year-2021         Original Research Articles

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Occurrence of Coccidiosis in Poultry Farms in Bishoftu and Adama Areas of Ethiopia
Beksisa Urge, Temesgen Kassa* and Beritu Borena
Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research Holeta Animal Health Research program, Holeta Ethiopia
*Corresponding author

Coccidiosis is a protozoan disease that resulted in tremendous loss in the poultry farms. A cross sectional study was conducted from 2019 to 2020 in Bishoftu and Adama Poultry farms to determine the occurrence of coccidiosis and its risk factors. A total of 120 diarrheic chicken up to the age of 6 months were selected purposively. Out of 120 chicken subjected for fecal examination 58.33%, (n=70) showed coccidia infection in the study farms. The highest prevalence of coccidiosis was noted in poorly high hygienic farms which was statistically significant (p<5%) higher in one to fourth months. Old age chicken and lower in chickens that aged less than one month (6.7%). The variation was statistically insignificant among these groups (p=0.06). The result also showed that females harbored higher coccidia (34.2%) parasites than male chickens (24.2%) in the farms. The current result indicated that coccidiosis is a common problem in the poultry farms. Therefore, introducing prevention and control measures that comprises of strategic prophylaxis against coccidiosis than therapeutic regimens should be appropriately practiced in the farms.

Keywords: Age, chicken, coccidian, coccidiosis.
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Beksisa Urge, Temesgen Kassa and Beritu Borena. 2021. Occurrence of Coccidiosis in Poultry Farms in Bishoftu and Adama Areas of Ethiopia.Int.J.Curr.Res.Aca.Rev. 9(10): 53-58
doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcrar.2021.910.008
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