The prevalence and intensity of Eimeria spp. infection in sheep of Malayer suburb, Iran



The prevalence of Eimeria spp. infection and the intensity of fecal oocysts were determined in 250 sheep in Malayer suburb of Iran using flotation and sporulation techniques. The overall prevalence was 23.23% in which the young male sheep had the highest prevalence (37.61%) with the highest intensity (63.58%). There were no significant difference in the prevalence between male (27.9%) and female (22.93%) in all age groups (P>0.05). The young sheep had significantly higher oocysts counts than the other groups (P