Pathomorphological study of coccidiosis in goats

17-Title: Pathomorphological study of coccidiosis in goats (Capra hircus)

Authors: DK Jolhe, Poornima Gumasta, RC Ghosh, Devesh Kumar Giri, Chandrahas Sannat, Shubhangi Argade and Deepak Prajapati

Source: Ruminant Science (2019)-8(2):221-224

How to cite this manuscript: Jolhe DK, Gumasta Poornima, Ghosh RC, Giri Devesh Kumar, Sannat Chandrahas, Argade Shubhangi and Prajapati Deepak (2019). Pathomorphological study of coccidiosis in goats (Capra hircus). Ruminant Science 8(2):221-224.



Coccidiosis is a contagious protozoal disease with worldwide distribution. In this study, a total of 21 adult goats (Capra hircus) has been encounter for detailed post-mortem examination. At necropsy, 13 out of 21 animals were found positive for coccidial oocysts by cytosmear examination of intestinal scrapping. Prevalence of coccidiosis reported as 61.9 per cent. Gross lesions were observed mostly in the distal part of the jejunum and the ileum included thickened mucosa, slight to well raised small plaques and whitish nodules visible from the serosal surface of the intestine. Histopathological examination of intestine around nodular lesions revealed papillary hyperplasia of the mucosal epithelium with a moderate inflammatory reaction. The most prominent microscopic lesion was proliferative enteritis. The various developmental stages of coccidial species were seen in the epithelium of affected villi and crypts of the intestine.


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