Prevalence of coccidian species in the water buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) in the province of Afyon, Turkey

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Nalbantoglu S., Sari B., Cicek H., Karaer Z.

ACTA VETERINARIA BRNO, vol.77, no.1, pp.111-116, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 77 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.2754/avb200877010111
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.111-116
  • Keywords: water buffalo, coccidiosis, Eimeria, Isospora, Afyon, Turkey
  • Ankara University Affiliated: Yes


The objective of this study was to identify the coccidian species present in water buffaloes in the vicinity of Afyon. Faecal samples were collected directly from the rectum of a total of 104 water buffaloes, and examined in the laboratory using Sheather's saturated sugar solution. Faecal samples found to contain Eimeria species were mixed with a solution of 2.5% potassium dichromate, left at room temperature in petri dishes until the oocysts sporulated, and then examined in order to identify the species.