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- Bettridge, Judy, et al. Show all 13 Authors
- BMC veterinary research 2013 v.9 no.1 pp. 772
- Eimeria; chickens; coccidiosis; confidence interval; developing countries; exposure pathways; feces; highlands; infectious diseases; intensive farming; longitudinal studies; oocysts; parasites; polymerase chain reaction; poultry production; production technology; risk factors; wet season; Ethiopia
- ... BACKGROUND: Coccidiosis, caused by species of the apicomplexan parasite Eimeria, is a major disease of chickens. Eimeria species are present world-wide, and are ubiquitous under intensive farming methods. However, prevalence of Eimeria species is not uniform across production systems. In developing countries such as Ethiopia, a high proportion of chicken production occurs on rural smallholdings (i ...
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