Journal of
Veterinary Medicine and Animal Health

  • Abbreviation: J. Vet. Med. Anim. Health
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2529
  • DOI: 10.5897/JVMAH
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 396

Caprine Coccidiosis: An outbreak in the Green Mountain in Libya

M.A.M. Sharif*
  • M.A.M. Sharif*
  • Department of Pathology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Omar Al-Mukhtar, Albeida, Libya.
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M.M.A. Alagab
  • M.M.A. Alagab
  • National Center of Animal Health (NCAH), Libya
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I.M. Eldaghayes
  • I.M. Eldaghayes
  • National Center of Animal Health (NCAH), Libya
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A.M. Kammon
  • A.M. Kammon
  • Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tripoli, Libya.
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A.S. Dayhum
  • A.S. Dayhum
  • Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tripoli, Libya.
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  •  Received: 24 January 2014
  •  Accepted: 21 April 2015
  •  Published: 30 June 2015

Abstract

This study involved a herd consisting of 200 goats in Green Mountain area, suffering from decrease in weight gain, bloody diarrhoea and severe anaemia and in some cases death within few days. Generally, there was no response to the treatment with antibiotics, anthelmentics and multivitamins. The last animal that died was submitted for post-mortem examination. The disease affecting the herd was diagnosed as coccidiosis. This is the first report of caprine coccidiosis in the Green Mountain Area in Libya.

 

Key words: Coccidiosis, Eimeria, caprine, goat, small ruminant, Libya.