A Systematic Review on Bovine Coccidiosis and its Economic Impact


  • Dr. Mahendra Pal Narayan Consultancy on Veterinary Public Health and Microbiology, Bharuch, Gujarat, India
  • Firaol Tariku Nono Woreda Agricultural office, Silk-Amba, West Shewa Zone, Ambo, Oromia, Ethiopia


Cattle, Economic Loss, Eimeria Species, Management, Occurrence


Protozoan diseases pose a significant threat to human and animal health throughout the world. Bovine coccidiosis is a significant disease in the cattle industry that can cause considerable annual economic losses. It has a worldwide distribution and is seen most commonly in animals housed or confined in small areas contaminated with oocysts. The disease is caused by highly host-specific Eimeria species. It is primarily the disease of young calves in which clinical coccidiosis is more common than adult cattle in which it is mostly subclinical. Economically, the disease results in an estimated worldwide loss of US$ 400 million annually. In Ethiopia, bovine coccidiosis is a significant disease in the cattle industry, with severe calf morbidity and mortality. Anticoccidial drugs and continuous management procedures are used to prevent the disease. It is crucial to create awareness at all levels about the economic loss of coccidiosis in the cattle industry. Therefore, this communication primarily focuses on the economic importance of bovine coccidiosis.


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Pal, M., & Tariku , F. (2024). A Systematic Review on Bovine Coccidiosis and its Economic Impact. International Journal of Livestock Research, 14(3), 6–12. Retrieved from http://ijlr.org/ojs_journal/index.php/ijlr/article/view/344

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