Eimeria acervulina

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Eimeria acervulina
Scientific classification
Domain: Eukaryota
(unranked): Sar
(unranked): Alveolata
Phylum: Apicomplexa
Class: Conoidasida
Order: Eucoccidiorida
Family: Eimeriidae
Genus: Eimeria
Species: E. acervulina
Binomial name
Eimeria acervulina

Eimeria acervulina is a species of Eimeria that causes coccidiosis in older poultry. Lesions are limited to the anterior or first third of the small intestine. Diagnosis is made by on necropsy based on location and the pathognomic white to gray striations that appear on the mucosa or inner surface of the small intestine. Scrapings of the mucosa from diseased birds can reveal oocysts.