Coccidiosis is one of the most important diseases of livestock, particularly poultry, with billions of dollars spent on prevention worldwide. The disease is so important and pervasive that until recently, all poultry feed was medicated with coccidiostats, mainly antibiotics. With the rapid development of drug resistance, the search is on for alternative methods of control of coccidiosis in poultry. With chapters authored by internationally renowned scientists, this book covers coccidiosis in all major livestock species, including cattle, sheep, and goats. Special emphasis is given to poultry coccidiosis given the significant economic impact, and another chapter looks at intestinal coccidiosis in humans, including Cyclospora. Chapters discuss techniques, molecular biology, host-pathogen immunobiology and immunoprophylaxis, genetics and genomics, biology, and chemotherapy.

Despite an explosion of research in the last 40 years, there has been no new book published discussing conventional coccidiosis for more than 25 years. This comprehensive review therefore answers an urgent need for a book dealing exclusively with conventional coccidia (Cystoisospora, Cyclospora). It provides concise, authoritative, up-to-date information on coccidiosis, with particular attention given to research in the last 28 years.

This book is essential reading for any practitioner or researcher involved in livestock production, including biologists, veterinarians, parasitologists, and researchers from government, academia, and industry.

chapter Chapter 1|36 pages

Biology of Intestinal Coccidia

ByJ. P. Dubey, D. S. Lindsay, M. C. Jenkins, C. Bauer

chapter Chapter 2|5 pages

Phylogeny of Coccidian Parasites

ByP. C. Thompson, B. M. Rosenthal

chapter Chapter 3|8 pages

Host Immunity in Coccidiosis

ByH. S. Lillehoj, W. H. Kim, A. Chaudhury

chapter Chapter 4|8 pages


ByM. C. Jenkins

chapter Chapter 5|6 pages

Genomics, Transcriptomics, and Proteomics of the Eimeria Species

ByD. Blake, F. Tomley

chapter Chapter 6|12 pages

Anticoccidial Drugs of Livestock and Poultry Industries

ByS. Noack, H. D. Chapman, P. M. Selzer

chapter Chapter 7|12 pages

Coccidiosis in Cattle

ByB. Bangoura, A. Daugschies

chapter Chapter 8|7 pages

Coccidiosis in Water Buffaloes (Bubalus bubalis)

ByJ. P. Dubey

chapter Chapter 9|10 pages

Coccidiosis in Sheep

ByJ. M. Molina, A. Ruiz

chapter Chapter 10|15 pages

Coccidiosis in Goat (Capra hircus)

ByA. Ruiz, J. M. Molina

chapter Chapter 11|21 pages

Coccidiosis of Pigs

ByA. Joachim, A. Shrestha

chapter Chapter 12|6 pages

Coccidiosis in Old World Camels

ByJ. P. Dubey, R. K. Schuster

chapter Chapter 13|6 pages

Coccidiosis in South American Camelids

ByJ. P. Dubey

chapter Chapter 14|10 pages

Coccidiosis in Rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus)

ByM. Pakandl, X. Liu

chapter Chapter 15|5 pages

Coccidiosis in Chickens (Gallus gallus)

ByB. Jordan, G. Albanese, L. Tensa

chapter Chapter 16|31 pages

Coccidiosis in Poultry in China

ByX. Suo

chapter Chapter 17|8 pages

Coccidiosis in Turkeys (Meleagris gallopavo)

ByT. Rathinam, U. Gadde

chapter Chapter 18|13 pages

Coccidiosis in Ducks (Anas spp.)

ByS. Wang, X. Suo

chapter Chapter 19|13 pages

Coccidiosis in Horses and Other Equids

ByC. Bauer, J. P. Dubey

chapter Chapter 20|10 pages

Coccidiosis in Dogs (Canis familiaris)

ByJ. P. Dubey, D. S. Lindsay

chapter Chapter 21|11 pages

Coccidiosis in Cats (Felis catus)

ByJ. P. Dubey

chapter Chapter 22|45 pages

Coccidiosis in Humans

ByS. Almeria, H. N. Cinar, J. P. Dubey