Document Type : Original Article


1 DVM student of veterinary , School of Veterinary Medicine, Shahrekord University, Shahrekord, Iran

2 PhD.student of veterinary Parasitology, School of Veterinary Medicine, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran

3 PhD.student of veterinary Pharmacology, School of Veterinary Medicine, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran

4 Assistant professor of veterinary parasitology , School of Veterinary Medicine, Shahrekord University, Shahrekord, Iran


The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of Eimeria leuckarti in worker horses and donkeys of Shahrekord and suburb villages, Iran. Study was done on 52 horses and donkeys in January to 2013 in Shahrekord and suburb villages located in South west of Iran. Out of 52 specimens of fecal samples 4(7.6%) were positive for Eimeria leuckarti. The present study is second report of this parasite in Iran. although it has been frequently reported in other countries.These differences were probably linked to geographical variations and various ages.


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