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Coccidiosis

Contributor(s): Vetstream Ltd, Will Easson, Anna Meredith, Richard Saunders, Molly Varga, Allan Muir

Introduction

  • There are two forms of coccidiosis in rabbits:
    • Hepatic (Eimeria stiedai Eimeria stiedai) host-specific, non-zoonotic.
    • Intestinal (several Eimeria spp Eimeria spp), can be transmitted from wild rodents or other infected rabbits.

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Hepatic coccidiosis

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Intestinal coccidiosis

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Lord B (2012) Gastrointestinal disease in rabbits 2. Intestinal diseases. In Pract 34 (3), 156-162 VetMedResource
  • Redrobe S P, Gakos G, Elliot S C et al (2010) Comparison of toltrazuril and sulphadimethoxine in the treatment of intestinal coccidiosis in pet rabbits. Vet Rec 167 (8), 287-290 PubMed.
  • Pan B L, Zhang Y F, Suo X et al (2008) Effect of subcutaneously administered diclazuril on the output of Eimeria species oocysts by experimentally infected rabbits. Vet Rec 162 (5), 153-155 PubMed.
  • Reusch B (2005) Rabbit gastroenterology. Vet Clin Exotic Anim Pract 8 (2), 351-375 PubMed.
  • Grès V, Voza T, Chabaud A et al (2003) Coccidiosis of the wild rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) in France. Parasite 10 (1), 51-57 PubMed.
  • Barriga O O & Arnoni J V (1981) Pathophysiology of hepatic coccidiosis in rabbits. Vet Parasitol (3), 201-210 VetMedResource.

Other sources of information

  • Harcourt-Brown F (2014) Digestive System Diseases. In: BSAVA Manual of Rabbit Medicine. Eds: Meredith A & Lord B. BSAVA, UK. pp 168-190.
  • van Praag E (2009) Protozoal Enteritis: Coccidiosis. In: MediRabbit. Website:www.medirabbit.com/EN/GI_diseases/Protozoal_diseases/coccidiosis_general.PDF.
  • Percy D H & Barthold S W (2001) Protozoal Infections. In: Pathology of Laboratory Rodents & Rabbits. 2nd edn. Iowa State University Press, USA. pp 285-288.
  • Jenkins J (1997) Gastrointestinal diseases. In: Ferrets, Rabbits & Rodents: Clinical Medicine and Surgery. Eds: Hillyer E V & Quesenberry K E. W B Saunders Co, USA. pp 184-186.


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