Comparative studies on the efficacy of monensin and halofuginone in the prevention of coccidiosis in the turkey

Naciri, M.; Conan, L.; Yvore, P.

Recueil de Medecine Veterinaire de l'Ecole d'Alfort 157(3): 287-290


The efficacy of monensin in the control of coccidiosis in the turkey (Eimeria adenoeides and E. meleagrimitis) was studied in animals reared in floor pens and was compared with that of halofuginone. The fowls were experimentally infected by administration of contaminated feed during 5 successive days. To assess the importance of the infection, the fowls were killed, their cecal and intestinal lesions were examined and plasma staining was measured. In spite of the importance of the parasitism, monensin at 80 or 100 ppm and halofuginone at 3 ppm permitted normal zootechnical performances.