coccidiostat

A chemical agent generally added to animal feed to partially inhibit or delay the development of coccidiosis.

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coc·cid·io·stat (')käk-'sid-ē-ō-.stat n a chemical agent added to animal feed (as for poultry) that serves to retard the life cycle or reduce the population of pathogenic coccidia to the point that disease is minimized and the host develops immunity

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coc·cid·io·stat (kok-sidґĭ-o-stat″) an agent that controls coccidiosis in animals; often administered as a feed additive or in drinking water. Called also anticoccidial and coccidiostatic.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Coccidiostat — A coccidiostat is an antiprotozoal agent that acts upon Coccidia parasites.[1] Examples include:[2] amprolium arprinocid artemether clopidol decoquinate diclazuril dinitolmide ethopabate halofuginone lasalocid monensin narasin nicarbazin oryzalin …   Wikipedia

  • coccidiostat — noun Any antiprotozoal agent that acts upon Coccidia parasites …   Wiktionary

  • coccidiostat — coc·cid·io·stat …   English syllables

  • coccidiostat — (ˈ)käk|sidēōˌstat, dēəˌ noun ( s) Etymology: coccidi + stat : an agent that serves to retard the life cycle or reduce the population of a pathogenic coccidium to the point that disease is minimized and immunity is developed by the host …   Useful english dictionary

  • lasalocid — la·sal·o·cid la sal ə .sid n an antibiotic C34H54O8 used as a veterinary coccidiostat * * * la·sal·o·cid (lə salґo sid) an antibiotic produced by Streptomyces lasaliensis; used as a coccidiostat in poultry …   Medical dictionary

  • monensin — mo·nen·sin mō nen sən n an antibiotic C36H62O11 obtained from a bacterium of the genus Streptomyces (S. cinnamonensis) and used as an antiprotozoal, antibacterial, and antifungal agent and as an additive to cattle feed * * * mo·nen·sin (mo… …   Medical dictionary

  • diclazuril — noun A particular coccidiostat …   Wiktionary

  • nicarbazin — noun A particular coccidiostat …   Wiktionary

  • lasalocid — noun A particular antibacterial agent and coccidiostat …   Wiktionary

  • aklomide — A coccidiostat used in veterinary practice. * * * ak·lo·mide (akґlo mīd) a coccidiostatic agent used in poultry …   Medical dictionary

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