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Coccidiosis, Kidney


Extracted From:
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By Paul McMullin
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Introduction

A disease of geese caused by Eimeria truncata that can cause high mortality in geese of 3-12 weeks of age, it can also infect Barbary ducks and swans.

Signs

  • Depression.
  • Weakness.
  • Diarrhoea - faeces tend to be whitish.
  • Reduced feed intake.

Post-mortem lesions

  • Enlarged kidneys.
  • Kidneys light grey to greyish pink.
  • Tiny white foci and petechiae in the kidneys.

Diagnosis

Lesions, presence of coccidial stages in fresh scrapings of kidney lesions.

Treatment

Controlled trials of treatments have not been published.

Prevention

Good Hygiene.

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