International Journal of Pure and Applied Zoology

- International Journal of Pure and Applied Zoology (2015) Volume 3, Issue 3

Studies on Parasites and Diseases of Poultry in Ekiti State, Nigeria

Record of cases of coccidiosis infection in Ekiti State were collected from the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Veterinary Division, Ekiti State, from 2007- 2009. In 2007, of the 14 cases of coccidiosis infection reported, January had the highest percentage of 71.4% while the least percentage of 7.1% was recorded in May. In 2008, there were 34 cases of coccidiosis reported, October had the highest percentage of 47.1% and the least percentage of 2.9% was recorded in February and July, Also, in 2009 there were 35 cases reported with October having the highest percentage of 40% while April recorded the least percentage of 5.7%. There was no significant difference (t 0.256; P > 0.05) in the percentages of occurrence of coccidiosis between 2007 and 2008. Similarly, the percentage of occurrence of coccidiosis between 2008 and 2009 was not significant (t 0.374; P > 0.05). Measures aimed at eradicating the disease are highlighted.

Author(s): Adewole, S.O., Agunbiade, R.O., Ayeni, S.K. and Omonijo, A.O

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