Effect of ozone treatment on Eimeria colchici oocysts.
Department of Veterinary Medicine, National Chung
Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan.
The effect of ozone on the inhibition of the
sporulation of Eimeria colchici oocysts in vitro was examined. Lower
sporulation ratios were found to correspond directly to longer ozone
exposure time. In pheasants, Phasianus colchicus, orally inoculated with
ozone-treated oocysts, lower mortality and lower oocysts per gram of
feces were observed as compared with birds given untreated oocysts.
Thus, treatment of E. colchici oocysts with ozone alone was observed to
partially inhibit the growth and infectivity of the oocysts.
PMID: 12053957 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]