Eimeria macusaniensis infection in 15 llamas and 34 alpacas.

TitleEimeria macusaniensis infection in 15 llamas and 34 alpacas.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsCebra CK, Valentine BA, Schlipf JW, Bildfell RJ, McKenzie EC, Waitt LH, Heidel JR, Cooper BJ, Löhr CV, Bird KE, Saulez MN, Firshman AM
JournalJournal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
Date Published2007 Jan 1
KeywordsAnimals, Camelids, New World, Coccidiosis, Coccidiostats, Eimeria, Feces, Female, Male, Oregon, Parasite Egg Count, Prevalence

15 llamas and 34 alpacas between 3 weeks and 18 years old with fecal oocysts or intestinal coccidial stages morphologically consistent with Eimeria macusaniensis were examined. Nineteen of the camelids were admitted dead, and 30 were admitted alive. Camelids admitted alive accounted for 5.5% of all camelid admissions during this period.

Alternate JournalJ. Am. Vet. Med. Assoc.