Standard methods for diagnosing coccidiosis or assessing its clinical impact may be potentially misleading, time-consuming and expensive. Direct microscopical examination of the fresh intestinal mucosae of culled birds facilitates an immediate, reliable clinical assessment and combines speed and practicality.
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Keywords: coccidiosis, health, gut integrity, eimeria, duodenum, jejunum.