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Pathology and Molecular Characterization of Eimeria tenella Isolated from Clinically Infected Broiler Chickens in District Lahore, Pakistan

Pathology and Molecular Characterization of Eimeria tenella Isolated from Clinically Infected Broiler Chickens in District Lahore, Pakistan

Rizwana Sultan1, Asim Aslam1, Muhammad Yasin Tipu1, Habib ur Rehman2, Saba Usman1, Ahsan Anjum1,*, Muhammad Saeed Imran1, Muhammad Usman3 and Muhammad Zahid Iqbal3

1Department of Pathology, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore
2Department of Physiology, Faculty of Bio-Sciences, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore
3Department Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore

*     Corresponding author: ahsan.anjum@uvas.edu.pk

Fig. 1.

Histological structure of parts of different organs of chicken infected with E. tenella. A, normal caeca with intact broad folds. B, necrotic debris in lamina propria (red arrow) and sloughing off epithelial cells of broad folds of caeca of E. tenella infected bird (blue arrow). C, normal liver with intact central vein, hepatocytes and hepatic cords. D, lymphoplasmacytic infiltration in periportal area of liver (blue arrow) of E. tenella infected bird. E, normal BF with intact bursal follicles. F, fibrous connective tissue accumulation (blue arrow) and depletion of lymphocytes in BF (red arrow) of E. tenella infected bird. Stain: H&E; Magnication: 10X.

Fig. 2.

Phylogenetic tree based on ITS-1 gene of Eimeria species using Maximum Likelihood method.

Pakistan Journal of Zoology

December

Vol. 53, Iss. 6, Pages 2001-2521

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