Location: Animal Parasitic Diseases LaboratoryTitle: Book chapter, Biology of Intestinal Coccidia.
Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 11/1/2019
Publication Date: 11/27/2019
Citation: Dubey, J.P., Lindsay, D.S., Jenkins, M.C., Bauer, C. 2019. Biology of Intestinal Coccidia. In: Dubey, J.P., editor. Coccidiosis in Livestock, Poultry, Companion Animals, and Humans. 1st Edition. Boca Raton, Florida: CRC Press. p. 1-36. https://doi.org/10.1201/9780429294105.
Interpretive Summary: Coccidia are a group of single celled parasites. This group of protozoa include important genera: Eimeria, Cystoisospora, Cyclospora, Sarcocystis and Isospora that can cause serious illness in livestock, poultry, and humans and some species are zoonotic (parasites transmitted from animals to humans). For example, coccidiosis caused by Eimeria causes billions of dollars to poultry industry and Cyclospora can cause protracted diarrhea in humans. In this chapter, the authors review life cycle, biology, diagnosis and control applicable to all of these genera in general. This review will be of interest to parasitologists, biologists, teachers and students alike, and to veterinarians and physicians.
Technical Abstract: This is a review