Periódicos Brasileiros em Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia

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Enteroparasites of the families Eimeriidae and Ascarididae in Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica) in the metropolitan region of the Cuiabá River Valley, State of Mato Grosso, Brazil

Rosa, Maurício SilvaLima, Héder José D'ÁvilaCampos, GustavoCamargo, Marcos ViníciusAquino, Marcos SantanaBittencourt, Tatiana Marques

Diseases caused by endoparasites trigger serious health problems, harming the development and production of birds. The objective of this study was to diagnose the presence of eggs and oocysts of Ascarididae and Eimeriidae parasites in Japanese quail excreta using the Willis-Mollay technique in the metropolitan region of the Cuiabá river valey, state of Mato Grosso, Brazil. Eggs and oocysts of the family Eimeriidae was found in 40% of the samples and the family Ascarididae in about 56% of the collected samples. The high parasite rate is a consequence of inadequate management of excreta, as well as lack of use or misuse of coccidiostats as food additives.(AU)

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