Vitamin b12 deficiency in newly weaned goat kids associated with clinical infection with eimeria arloingi

Khalid Al-Habsi, Haytham Ali*, Kaadhia Al-Kharousi, Elshafie Ibrahim Elshafie, Rashid Al-Busaidi, Anwar Muhiuddin, Eugene Harper Johnson

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Abstract

A severe outbreak of diarrhea associated with poor growth was reported in ten newly weaned goat kids that originated from a research farm (Group A). Two of these kids underwent necropsy examination. Five goat kids of the same age maintained in the same pen showed no clinical signs (Group B). The clinical, gross pathological and histopathological features of the clinically sick animals were consistent with severe coccidiosis. Group A animals had significantly lower levels of serum vitamin B12 (
Original languageEnglish
Article number005920
Pages (from-to)e005920
Number of pages9
JournalRevista Brasileira de Parasitologia Veterinaria
Volume29
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Keywords

  • 18S rRNA
  • Cobalt
  • COI
  • Eimeria arloingi
  • Goats
  • Vitamin B
  • Vitamin B12
  • Eimeria
  • Coccidiosis/diagnosis
  • Goats/parasitology
  • Goat Diseases/epidemiology
  • Vitamin B 12 Deficiency/veterinary
  • Animals
  • Feces
  • MOLECULAR CHARACTERIZATION
  • N.
  • PARASITES
  • APICOMPLEXA EIMERIIDAE
  • goats
  • vitamin B-12
  • DNA
  • DIETARY COBALT

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)
  • Parasitology

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