Three battery tests were conducted to study the anticryptosporidial efficacy of the 2 commercially available anticoccidial triazinone derivates, diclazuril and toltrazuril, and a garlic extract. At the recommended level, diclazuril reduced the oocyst output of birds by 14.6%. The efficacy of toltrazuril was 52.1% at the recommended level, which could be moderately increased using 5 or 10 times the recommended dose. However, these doses resulted in significant weight gain reduction. The efficacy of garlic extract was 24.4%. It is concluded that none of the drugs can be recommended for chemoprophylaxis or therapy of cryptosporidiosis in chickens.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics