Abstract:Metabolic and morphometric alterations of the duodenal villi caused by parasitism of chickens by Eimeria maxima were evaluated, using 100 male Cobb birds, randomly distributed into two groups (control and infected). The infected group was inoculated with 0.5 ml of a solution containing 5×10 3 sporulated oocysts of Eimeria maxima. Ten birds per sample were sacrificed on the 6 th , 11 th , 22 nd and 41 st days post-infection (dpi). In order to evaluate the alterations, samples of duodenum, jejunum and ileum frag… Show more
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