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Studies on efficacy of toltrazuril against experimental infections with Eimeria labbeana and E. columbarum in racing pigeons

Kristien Van Reeth (UGent) and Jozef Vercruysse (UGent)
(1993) AVIAN DISEASES. 37(1). p.218-221
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The efficacy of toltrazuril against heavy experimental Eimeria labbeana and E. columbarum infections in racing pigeons was investigated. Pigeons were treated with toltrazuril at a dose of 20 mg/kg body weight before, during, and after the pre-patent period. In pigeons treated during pre-patency (1-5 days postinoculation [PI]), a 99.9% reduction in oocyst output was observed at day 7 PI. Treatment during patency (6-7 days PI) resulted in an interruption of oocyst shedding within 3 to 4 days. Pigeons treated with toltrazuril up to 14 days before the experimental infection showed on average a reduction of more than 97% in the number of oocysts in individual fecal samples. Finally, at reinfection, the immune response of pigeons previously treated during pre-patency was not altered compared with the response of infected unmedicated controls.

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Van Reeth, Kristien, and Jozef Vercruysse. 1993. “Studies on Efficacy of Toltrazuril Against Experimental Infections with Eimeria Labbeana and E. Columbarum in Racing Pigeons.” Avian Diseases 37 (1): 218–221.
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Van Reeth, K., & Vercruysse, J. (1993). Studies on efficacy of toltrazuril against experimental infections with Eimeria labbeana and E. columbarum in racing pigeons. AVIAN DISEASES, 37(1), 218–221.
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Van Reeth K, Vercruysse J. Studies on efficacy of toltrazuril against experimental infections with Eimeria labbeana and E. columbarum in racing pigeons. AVIAN DISEASES. 1993;37(1):218–21.
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Van Reeth, Kristien, and Jozef Vercruysse. “Studies on Efficacy of Toltrazuril Against Experimental Infections with Eimeria Labbeana and E. Columbarum in Racing Pigeons.” AVIAN DISEASES 37.1 (1993): 218–221. Print.
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  abstract     = {The efficacy of toltrazuril against heavy experimental Eimeria labbeana and E. columbarum infections in racing pigeons was investigated. Pigeons were treated with toltrazuril at a dose of 20 mg/kg body weight before, during, and after the pre-patent period. In pigeons treated during pre-patency (1-5 days postinoculation [PI]), a 99.9\% reduction in oocyst output was observed at day 7 PI. Treatment during patency (6-7 days PI) resulted in an interruption of oocyst shedding within 3 to 4 days. Pigeons treated with toltrazuril up to 14 days before the experimental infection showed on average a reduction of more than 97\% in the number of oocysts in individual fecal samples. Finally, at reinfection, the immune response of pigeons previously treated during pre-patency was not altered compared with the response of infected unmedicated controls.},
  author       = {Van Reeth, Kristien and Vercruysse, Jozef},
  issn         = {0005-2086},
  journal      = {AVIAN DISEASES},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {218--221},
  title        = {Studies on efficacy of toltrazuril against experimental infections with Eimeria labbeana and E. columbarum in racing pigeons},
  volume       = {37},
  year         = {1993},
}