Coccidiosis in poultry

Sites Of Infection Of Emeria spp

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Sites Of Infection Of Emeria

Sites of infection of Emeria spp defined where Emeria spp multiply in the intestinal tract of poultry. There are eight species but they also host-specific and have a specific sites of infection of Emeria. One Emeria species can not grow in other hosts like Emeria tenella only causing bloody diarrhea in chicken but never other species like Turkey, duck, pigeon, etc.

See also- Emeria spp the poultry Monster

Importance of Infection Location

Coccidiosis is a protozoal disease caused by single-celled Emeria spp in poultry. Simply Emeria called also coccidia. There are eight active species found in poultry. Chicken is the only natural host of coccidiosis. Emeria spp has a complex life cycle which is a continuous process that developed into host chicken.

See also- coccidiosis in poultry

Emeria not only host-specific but also tissue-specific. For example, E. acervulina only developed in the epithelium of the duodenum but not other organs. So Every Emeria spp has one site of infection in the intestinal tract of a chicken.

See also- Per Acute Coccidiosis

Site infection of Emeria spp

There are seven important species. In addition, Eimeria hagani, first described in 1938, has only rarely been described since. Eimeria mivati, described in 1965, is now considered to be a spurious species comprising a mixture of E. acervulina and Eimeria mitis.

the lesion may be increased in size but the development of Emeria remains the same site of infection.

Name of Emeria sppSitte of infection in intestine
Emeria acervulinaDuodenum
Emeria maximaIleum
Emeria nicartrixjejunum
Emeria brunettiColon
Emeria tenellaCecum
Sites of infection by Emeria spp
Fig: Sites of infection by Emeria spp

Writer: Dr. Md Ramzan Ali, Poultry Consultant, contact:

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