Coccidiosis in Livestock, Poultry, Companion Animals, and Humans

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.

Table of Contents

Preface.
Chapter 1 Biology of Intestinal Coccidia
J. P. Dubey, D S. Lindsay, M. C. Jenkins, and C. Bauer
Chapter 2 Phylogeny of Coccidian
P. C. Thompson and B. M. Rosenthal
Chapter 3 Host Immunity in Coccidiosis
H. S. Lillehoj, W. H. Ki and A. Chaudhury
Chapter 4 Vaccination
M. C. Jenkins
Chapter 5 Genomics, Transcriptomics, and Proteomics of the Eimeria Species
D. Blake and F. Tomley
Chapter 6 Anticoccidial Drugs of Livestock and Poultry Industries
S. Noack, H. D. Chapman, and P. M. Selzer
Chapter 7 Coccidiosis in Cattle
B. Bangoura and A. Daugschies
Chapter 8 Coccidiosis in Water Buffaloes (Bubalus bubalis)
J. P. Dubey
Chapter 9 Coccidiosis in Sheep
J. M. Molina and A. Ruiz
Chapter 10 Coccidiosis in Goat (Capra hircus)
A. Ru and J. M. Molina
Chapter 11 Coccidiosis of Pigs
A. Joachim and A. Shrestha

Chapter 12 Coccidiosis in Old World Camels
J. P. Dubey and R. K. Schuster
Chapter 13 Coccidiosis in South American Camelids
J. P. Dubey
Chapter 14 Coccidiosis in Rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus)

M. Pak and X. Liu
Chapter 15 Coccidiosis in Chickens (Gallus gallus)
B. Jordan, G. Albanese, and L. Tensa
Chapter 16 Coccidiosis in Poultry in China
X. Suo
Chapter 17 Coccidiosis in Turkeys (Meleagris gallopavo)
T. Rathinam and U. Gadde
Chapter 18 Coccidiosis in Ducks (Anas spp.)
S. Wang and X. Suo
Chapter 19 Coccidiosis in Horses and Other Equids
C. Bauer and J. P. Dubey
Chapter 20 Coccidiosis in Dogs (Canis familiaris)
J. P. Dubey and D. S. Lin
Chapter 21 Coccidiosis in Cats (Felis catus)
J. P. Dubey
Chapter 22 Coccidiosis in Humans
S. Almer, H. N. Cinar, and J. P. Dubey

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