Control of avian coccidiosis: Future and present natural alternatives

  • Quiroz-Castañeda R
  • Dantán-González E
  • 90


    Mendeley users who have this article in their library.
  • 17


    Citations of this article.


Numerous efforts to date have been implemented in the control of avian coccidiosis caused by the Eimeria parasite. Since the appearance of anticoccidial chemical compounds, the search for new alternatives continues. Today, no product is available to cope with the disease; however, the number of products commercially available is constantly increasing. In this review, we focus on natural products and their anticoccidial activity. This group comprises fatty acids, antioxidants, fungal and herbal extracts, and immune response modulators with proven anticoccidial activity, many of which exist as dietary supplements. Additionally, we offer an overview of the poultry industry and the economic cost of coccidiosis as well as the classical strategies used to control the disease.

Get free article suggestions today

Mendeley saves you time finding and organizing research

Sign up here
Already have an account ?Sign in

Find this document


  • Rosa Estela Quiroz-Castañeda

  • Edgar Dantán-González

Cite this document

Choose a citation style from the tabs below

Save time finding and organizing research with Mendeley

Sign up for free