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Coccidiosis in the European badger (Meles meles) from England, an epidemiological study

Abstract:

In total 445 faecal samples were collected from 259 European badgers (Meles meles) in Wytham Woods, Oxfordshire, UK (462080). Microscopical examination revealed infection with 2 species of coccidia Eimeria melis and Isospora melis. From the initial examination of each animal, point prevalence rates of 0±44 and 0±35 were calculated for Eimeria and Isospora respectively. The intensity of infection was signi®cantly greater for Eimeria than Isopora and the distribution of intensities was highly s...

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Parasitology
Publication date:
1999
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