Eimeria is a genus of apicomplexan parasites that includes various species capable of causing .. mice (M. musculus) Eimeria weybridgensis – sheep (O. aries) Eimeria wobati – southern hairy-nosed wombat (L. latifrons) Eimeria zuernii – cattle (B. taurus). Eimeria zuernii is a species of the parasite Eimeria that causes diarrheic disease known as eimeriosis in cattle (Bos taurus), and mainly affects younger animals. Coccidiosis is usually an acute invasion and destruction of intestinal mucosa by protozoa of the genera Eimeria or Isospora. Clinical signs include diarrhea.

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The pathogenesis of the lesions produced by Eimeria zuernii in calves.

Others infect poultry E. The meronts form numerous daughter merozoites by endogenous division of the nucleus followed by cytokinesis. Babesiidae Babesia Eimerix Theileria. There is a growing problem of drug resistanceas well as possible drug residues in the meat once the animal is butchered. They begin as small basophilic rounded cells mother meronts located intracellularly within host cells.

Researchers have recently used a range of molecular techniques to characterize genetic variation between and within parasite species, but few techniques are suitable for routine diagnostic use.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved from ” https: Eimeriidae in a red-capped parrot Purpureicephalus spuriusKuhl, in Western Australia”. Veterinary Clinics of North America: Many hosts also harbour multiple species of coccidia which may vary considerably in morphology, developmental cycle, site of infection and pathogenicity. Development of first-generation schizonts of Eimeria bovis in cultured bovine cells.

Selection and characteristics of a precocious and attenuated line”. Environmental factors can influence how fast new oocysts become infective and management of the animals living conditions and feed and how easily the animals get infected.

Please review our privacy policy. High humidity and temperature can speed up the sporulation time and facilitate new infections faster, which can lead to regular outbreaks of coccidiosis. Eimeria aurati – goldfish Carassius auratus Eimeria baueri – crucian carp Carassius carassius Eimeria lepidosirenis – South American lungfish Lepidosiren paradoxa Eimeria leucisci – common barbel Barbus barbus bocagei Eimeria rutili – European chub Leuciscus cephalus cabedaIberian nase Chondrostoma polylepis polylepis Eimeria vanasi – blue tilapia Oreochromis aureus.


Eimeria abramovi Eimeria acervulina Eimeria adenoides Eimeria ahsata Eimeria airculensis Eimeria alabamensis Eimeria albigulae Eimeria alijevi Eimeria alpacae Eimeria amphisbaeniarum Eimeria anatis Eimeria anguillae Eimeria ankarensis Eimeria anseris Eimeria arizonensis Eimeria arabukosokokensis Eimeria arnyi Eimeria arundeli Eimeria anseris Eimeria arkhari Eimeria arloingi Eimeria aspheronica Eimeria auburnensis Eimeria augusta Eimeria aurati Eimeria aythyae Eimeria azerbaidschanica Eimeria bactriani Eimeria bakuensis Eimeria bareillyi Eimeria baueri Eimeria battakhi Eimeria beckeri Eimeria beecheyi Eimeria berkinbaevi Eimeria brinkmanni Eimeria bombaynsis Eimeria bonasae Eimeria boschadis Eimeria bovis Eimeria brantae Eimeria brasiliensis Eimeria brevoortiana Eimeria brinkmanni Eimeria brunetti Eimeria bucephalae Eimeria bufomarini Eimeria bukidnonensis.

There are three sequential stages in the parasite life-cycle: Eimeria oocysts exhibit a characteristic 1: The species in this genus is tetrasporocystic and dizoic, and have dodecahedral sporocysts composed of two hexagonal, pyrimidal valves joined at their bases by a suture. During the endogenous phase, several rounds of asexual reproductionor schizogony take place, after which the sexual differentiation of gametes and fertilisation occurs.

Protista unicellular eukaryotes Apicomplexa cells with cluster of organelles known as apical complex Coccidea gamonts small and intracellular, form small resistant spores called oocysts Eimeriida gametes develop independently without syzygy; zhernii as coccidian parasites Family: Attempts to subdivide this large taxonomic unit into separate genera have been made. Out of these, comparing oocyst structures was the most commonly used method.

It is during these stages of the life cycle that epithelium is eiimeria, capillaries are exposed and that hemorrhage into the lumen of the large intestine eimeriq. A number of species infect rodents, including E.

A preliminary multi-gene and multi-genome approach”. The main drug groups include sulfonamides sulfanilamide, trimethoprim, ethopabatepyridinoles clopidol, decoquinatenitrobenzamides zoaleneorganic arsenicals roxarsonenitrofurans furazolidone, amproliumquinazolinones halofuginonepolyether ionophorous antibiotics monensin, laslocid, salinomycin, narasinasymmetric diclazuril and symmetric zeurnii triazines.

Comp Immunol Microbiol Infect Dis. Eimeria Eimeria maxima oocysts Scientific classification Domain: Retrieved 24 April The following drugs can be used for treatment of coccidiosis in cattle: National Center for Biotechnology InformationU. This new genus retains the majority of the species. Associated Data Supplementary Materials. Illustrated Guide to Protozoa, Thirty-one species are known to occur in bats Chiropteratwo zuerjii turtles, and named species infect fish.


Researchers are now attempting to develop recombinant subcellular vaccines. Following ingestion, oocysts and sporocysts excyst in the intestines releasing their contained sporozoites which invade host cells to begin merogony.

Eimeria zuernii – Wikipedia

Once ingested, the oocysts undergo a process called excystation, whereby thousands of sporozoites are released into lumen of the intestine. Squirmidae FilipodiumPlatyproteum. Good animal husbandry practices and prophylactic application of anticoccidial drugs that target different stages of the parasite lifecycle, such as sulfonamidesionophores and toltrazurilare the preferred methods of disease prevention, particularly in the poultry industry.

Eimeria lamae Eimeria langebarteli Eimeria larimerensis Eimeria lateralis Eimeria laureleus Eimeria lepidosirenis Eimeria leucisci Eimeria ludoviciani Eimeria macusaniensis Eimeria magnalabia Eimeria marconii Eimeria maxima Eimeria melanuri Eimeria meleagridis Eimeria menzbieri Eimeria micropteri Eimeria minasensis Eimeria mitis Eimeria monacis Eimeria morainensis Eimeria moronei Eimeria mulardi Eimeria muta Eimeria myoxi Eimeria myoxocephali Eimeria natricis Eimeria necatrix Eimeria neitzi Eimeria nieschulzi Eimeria nigricani Eimeria nocens Eimeria nyroca Eimeria ojastii Eimeria ojibwana Eimeria onychomysis Eimeria oryzomysi Eimeria oryxae Eimeria os Eimeria osmeri Eimeria ovata Eimeria ovinoidalis Eimeria palustris Eimeria papillata Eimeria parvula Eimeria pigra Eimeria pilarensis Eimeria pileata Eimeria pipistrellus Eimeria phocae.

This page was last edited on 25 Decemberat The second asexual generation and gametogony of E. Can J Comp Med. University of New Mexico. New hosts are infected when they ingest sporulated oocysts contaminating food or water supplies faecal-oral transmission. They generally exhibit rigid tissue tropism, infecting host cells in particular locations.

Poultry and Avian Biology Reviews. Can J Comp Med.