from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A parasitic disease of many animals, including cattle, swine, sheep, dogs, cats, and poultry, but rarely of humans, resulting from infestation of the alimentary canal by protozoans of the order Coccidia.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The disease caused by coccidian infection.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. any of a group of infectious diseases caused by protozoan parasites (coccidia) of the order Coccidia, which infect the intestines of birds, dogs, and other vertebrates.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A disease caused by the presence of a parasitic coccidium. An affection of this nature in rabbits resembles cancer.

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  • n. (veterinary medicine) infestation with coccidia


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

New Latin Coccidia, order name, pl. of Coccidium, coccidium; see coccidium + -osis.


  • A major disease problem in most countries is coccidiosis, which is particularly harmful to young rabbits.

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  • Nicarbazin is a medicated feed additive used to treat a debilitating poultry disease called coccidiosis, but routine surveillance by the

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  • Kirkpatrick says that if one animal has been identified as a coccidiosis case, it is extremely likely that other calves have been exposed and are harboring the coccidia in an intermediate state.


  • We give medicated feed to our three chickens in order to stave off coccidiosis, which is close if not the number one cause of mortality in pullets, and we'd like to keep our chickens alive, thanks.

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  • Parasitic diseases such as coccidiosis were found in 23 of 129 litter-based flocks, including five of the 23 free-range flocks included in the study.

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  • The FDA said when combined with other animal drugs, 3-Nitro has been used by some in the poultry industry to help control coccidiosis, a parasitic disease that affects the intestinal tracts of animals, and for weight gain.

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  • Leaves are dropped into drinking water for chickens as a treatment for coccidiosis and Newcastle disease.

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  • Young turkeys are susceptible to parasitic infestation as well as to the same type of bacterial and virus diseases as chickens (for example, fowlpox and coccidiosis).

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  • Newcastle disease, fowlpox, pullorum disease, and coccidiosis, for example - all of which are endemic in the Third World - can destroy the entire chicken population over large areas.

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  • However, worms, lice, diarrhea (coccidiosis), canker (trichomoniasis), and salmonella (paratyphoid) occur at some time in most domestic breeds.

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