Eimeria meleagridis

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

Eimeria meleagrimitis is a species of Eimeria that causes congestion or petechia from the duodenum to the ileum with dilation of the jejunum and mucosal cast in the small intestines of turkeys. This moderate to severe pathogen is confirmed on necropsy followed by scrapings to view the oocysts under a microscope. Infection is more common in young turkeys (poults), causing birds to appear unthrifty, suffer dehydration, and lose weight, leading to morbidity or mortality.